Consumptive Chic: A History of Beauty, Fashion and Disease @ Fashion and Textile Museum, London [7 June]

Consumptive Chic: A History of Beauty, Fashion and Disease

18:00 - 20:00

 Facebook event page
Fashion and Textile Museum
83 Bermondsey Street, SE1 3XF London, United Kingdom
Consumptive Chic: A History of Beauty, Fashion and Disease
Thursday 7 June | 6-8pm

Consumptive Chic is the surprising story of how beauty and tuberculosis were intertwined during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. In this talk, author Carolyn A. Day explores the contemporary social trends and advice given at the time in medical writing, literature and personal papers uncovering the intimate relationship between fashionable women’s clothing and medical understanding of the illness.

The disease was seen to confer beauty on the sufferer and consumption become both idealized and feminized. It became a positive affliction, one to be emulated on both beauty practices and dress.

The event starts at 6pm with a glass of wine in the Museum foyer and opportunity to view the current exhibition. The talk follows at 6.15pm for 6.20pm in the Fashion Studio and lasts for approximately one hour including an opportunity to ask questions, followed by a book signing in the foyer. Ticket includes admission to the exhibition and guests are welcome to view this before or after the talk.

£15 / £12 students. All tickets include a complimentary drink and exhibition entry.
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

Upcoming events @ Fashion and Textile Museum:

Fashioning the Victorians
Fashion and Textile Museum
Repeat Patterns with Illustrator
Fashion and Textile Museum
Wild Things: In conversation with John Dove & Molly White
Fashion and Textile Museum
Fashion Drawing
Fashion and Textile Museum
Fashion and Textiles: A Designer's Story
Fashion and Textile Museum
Fashion and Tailoring Open Day
Fashion and Textile Museum
Copy Your Clothes
Fashion and Textile Museum
Pattern Cutting Introduction
Fashion and Textile Museum

The most anticipated events in London :

Wizard Fest London
London, United Kingdom
The Cure // Barclaycard presents BST Hyde Park
BST Hyde Park
Jeremy Corbyn Victory Rave
The Red Lion, Westminster
Bruno Mars // Barclaycard presents BST Hyde Park
BST Hyde Park
Sold Out: Planet Earth II Live in Concert
Royal Albert Hall
Bonobo Live: Alexandra Palace - London, UK - SOLD OUT
Alexandra Palace
Citadel Festival 2018
Gunnersbury Park, London
Apocalypse Festival London
Studio 338
Brixton Disco Festival 2018
Brixton Disco Festival
Theatre in the Park - Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Hatfield House
The most popular events in your news feed!