Decoding dress: A passion for French fashion

Saturday 24 February, 2–4pm

Sainsbury Wing Conference Room 2

Jacqui Ansell

£30/£28 conc./£26 Members


From empire-line to crinoline fashions, discover how portrait artists struggled to keep pace with the rapidly changing world of fashion, with costumes deemed out of vogue even before painters had made the finishing touches to their work.

David to Degas

2–3.15pm: Sainsbury Wing Conference Room 2:
Fashion plate to fine art: David, Ingres, Degas

3.15–3.30pm: Comfort break

3.30–4pm: In the Gallery: 
The fleeting and the transient: Impressions of dress

Image above: Detail from Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Madame Moitessier, 1856