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25 November 2019THE CHANGING FACE OF FASHION (JEWELLERY AND FASHION FROM 1890 to 1959)

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THE CHANGING FACE OF FASHION
(JEWELLERY AND FASHION FROM 1890 to 1959)



Andrew Prince Monday 25 November 2019

This special interest day will be in two sessions with a break for refreshments .

The first session ‘From Downton to Gatsby’ relates to the period  1890 to 1929. For the series ‘'Downton Abbey’ Andrew was comissioned to make many jewels for the main characters, and this inspired him to create a talk based upon 'Downton' and the changing styles of jewels and fashion 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 Couturiers collaborated with the finest jewellers to produce Jewell’s of outstanding quality and glittering opulence .

In the second talk Andrew shows how the rise of Cinema and Hollywood had such an important  impact on fashion and jewellery design.

From the likes of Dietrich to Grace Kelly, he guides you through the various Screen Goddesses, how they were portrayed and what they wore to such dazzling effect.

He discusses and shows that with the development of advertising, labour saving devices and leisure time, people had more opportunities to enjoy themselves and spend money on the finer things in life as well as how political events influenced design and what was worn.

Andrew also shows that the Belle Époque and Art Deco styles did not end with the outbreak of the Second World War but combined to flower again with Christian Dior’s “New Look”.