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LECTURE OUTLINE: FROM DOWNTON TO GATSBY. JEWELLERY AND FASHION 1890 TO 1929
Presented by - Mr. Andrew Prince, Arts Society Lecturer
For the series Downton Abbey, Andrew was commissioned to produce many jewels for the main characters, and this inspired him to create a talk based on Downton and the changing styles of the time portrayed.
Jewellery and Fashion are often seen as two entirely separate and distinct fields of design, but this is very far from the case.
In his talk Andrew guides you through the extraordinary periods and events between 1890 and 1929, where the great fashion houses collaborated with the finest of jewellers to produce works of art of outstanding quality and glittering opulence. Along with this he discusses the clients and patrons who commissioned the jewels and how they were worn with the sumptuous gowns.
To accompany his study day, he brings with him many of the pieces used in Downton, so the audience can see what was worn, close up.
Raffle prizes for this lecture will be the following books:
Note: The 2 Fashion books are a single prize
Raffle tickets are sold at the door and cost $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00.
Two winning tickets are drawn and the first winner takes first pick.
The raffle is drawn at the conclusion of the lecture.