2018 Structuring Fashion! I’m going!
Structuring Fashion Conference in Munich, Germany takes place this September at the Bayerisches National Museum. I am very excited to be attending with many colleagues, people I’ve admired forever, and many Livejournal friends I’ve never met in person.
“Structuring Fashion – Foundation Garments through History
Thursday, September 13, 2018 – Friday, September 14, 2018
An International Conference organised by Johannes Pietsch (Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich) and Jenny Tiramani (The School of Historical Dress, London)
This conference will focus on undergarments that have shaped fashionable silhouettes. It will cover a broad timespan from the Middle Ages up to the 21st century. Conducted in English, the event will be held in Munich to celebrate a very special exhibition and the launch of an exciting new book.
The Bayerisches Nationalmuseum preserves the world-famous pair of silk bodies worn by Countess Palatine Dorothea Sabina around 1598. This extremely rare garment is in very fragile condition and thus has been safely stored for decades. Now it will be presented to the public exclusively from September to December 2018, which coincides perfectly with the publication of this pair of bodies in the new volume of the Janet Arnold Pattern of Fashion series, which is being continued by members of The School of Historical Dress. ‘Patterns of Fashion 5: The cut and construction of bodies, stays, hoops and rumps c.1595 – 1795’, presenting over 40 garments in great detail, will appear this autumn.
Internationally renowned experts like Valerie Steele (FIT New York), Alexandra Palmer (ROM Toronto), Peter McNeil (UTS Sydney), Amalia Descalzo (ISEM Madrid) and Denis Bruna (MAD Paris) will be among the speakers of the conference.
The participants will go on exclusive tours to explore one of the leading historic dress collections, both in front of and behind the scenes to see exciting garments and accessories from the 15th century onwards.
Prinzregentenstrasse 3, 80538 München, Germany
conference AT bnm.mwn.de
On Saturday, 15 September, an additional excursion to the Miedermuseum will be offered, which is a small but unique museum entirely dedicated to corsetry and situated in Heubach, a former centre of European corset industry: