Shopping for French fashions in 18th century Dublin by Dr. Macushla Baudis will take place in the historicTailors Hall on Thursday 27th February 2014
Paris was established as the centre of the fashion industry by the 1700s, and French fashion – in the sense of both style and object (textiles, suiting, accessories such as fans, shoes, gloves… ) – was held in great esteem in Ireland despite the domination of British-manufactured goods and British taste. This lecture will consider how a consumer in Georgian Dublin could participate in French fashion – what to buy, where to buy it, how were Parisian modes perceived, and how was news of the latest French trends in fashionable dress obtained. Dr. Macushla Baudis is an independent fashion historian specialising in eighteenth-century costume and is currently working on a history of fashion in Georgian Ireland.
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