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THE FOUNDATIONS OF FASHION: THE HISTORY OF UNDERWEAR FROM 18th TO 20thc Kate Strasdin, curator of textiles and dress, university lecturer and writer. Thursday 19 December 2019

THE FOUNDATIONS OF FASHION: THE HISTORY OF UNDERWEAR FROM 18th TO 20thc

Covering almost two hundred years of changing silhouettes, this lecture looks at how both men and women have shaped their style through a range of undergarments. Looking at corsets and crinolines, calf pads and sleeve puffs the range of unusual objects is always a surprise.

Kate Strasdin has worked as a curator of textiles and dress for over 20 years and is now the Deputy Curator at the Totnes Fashion and Textile Museum. She is a Senior Lecturer in History and Theory at Falmouth University and a Special Visiting Lecturer for the DeTao Masters Academy in Shanghai. She has a number of publications and her book on Queen Alexandra's wardrobe was published in 2017 and she is working on 'The Secrets of a 19th Century Dress Diary'.

She is one of the youngest practitioners of the dying art of Honiton lace.