18:00 24-05-23 - 19:30 24-05-23
Enjoy a unique insight into fashion, politics and power in 19th Century Britain from the comfort of your sofa!
Join us on the date of Queen Victoria's birth for a talk about how the most powerful woman of their time used her clothes to assert her authority. Through examining some of the Queen's finest items of clothing as well as several royal portraits, we will gain an understanding of the power and significance of the royal wardrobe.
Our speaker : A graduate of theatrical studies, Emmanuelle Polle started her career as a cultural journalist at France Culture. She has written several radio documentaries, including the series "Clothes of our lives"; she is also well-known for her research on the couturier Jean Patou. This talk about Queen Victoria was commissioned by La Piscine museum in Roubaix, for an exhibition about British artist William Morris.
Event organised by the network of the Alliance Françaises in the UK.
Free- Open to all
In French - level intermediate/B1 recommended.
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