As part of its Under Attack: London, Coventry and Dresden exhibition programme, the London Transport Museum is to to holdi an illustrated talk on ‘Beauty and the Blitz’.
At next week’s talk fashion and design historian Emmanuelle Dirix will disuse how beauty and fashion practices became much more inventive during an era of rationing and ‘make-do-and-mend’.
The event will include archive propaganda film footage of the Government’s ‘make-do-and-mend’ campaign and detail how the occupation of Paris enabled New York to became one of the world’s leading style centres.
The talk is one of a number of events supporting the Under Attack: London, Coventry and Dresden exhibition which was opened in September by the Mayors of London, Dresden and Coventry and runs until March 2011.
Date: Tuesday 7 December 2010
Time: 18.30 (talk lasts approximately one hour)
Admission: Adults £8.00; senior citizens £6.00; students £4.00
Venue: The Cubic Foyer, London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, WC2E 7BB
Bookings: Tickets can be reserved in advance 020 7565 7298