It’s official! I’m going to Florence…
..for the Costume Colloquium: a tribute to Janet Arnold, thus I will be out of town Nov. 4-10, 2008.
“(it) is an international interdisciplinary symposium on historical dress, costume for performance and contemporary fashion. All facets of dress and fashion history, design and interpretation will be explored, and the colloquium will provide a stimulating platform where participants can exchange ideas and information. The range of perspectives include art history, social history and textile conservation; designing costume for the performing arts and living history; as well as the use of historical dress as inspiration for contemporary fashion.”
I’m all registered, paid for including flights and hotel bookings! My mother-in-law and fellow costumer & seamstress will be attending as well. This will be our first trip just the two of us since I married into the family.
Anyone else know if they are going? This was too much in-line with what I’ve been craving to pass up the opportunity. I didn’t make it to Venice for our honeymoon but I’m sure going to still make it to Italy this year. It is a stretch but I just know it will be well worth the time and money. I’m so excited.