Alexander McQueen fashion seminar

The Fashion Series at the Café Royal

Antique Beat and A Curious Invitation return to the Café Royal in 2015 with a series of talks on the greatest names in British fashion.

Kate Bethune on ALEXANDER McQUEEN - 14th July 2015
The son of a London cab driver and a school teacher, Alexander "Lee" McQueen grew up in Stratford, East London. After dropping out of school with one O level at the age of 16, he perfected his tailoring skills on Savile Row, graduated with an MA in fashion design from Central Saint Martins and went on to embark on a career as one of the most innovative and talented designers of all time.
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Judith Watt on OSSIE CLARK- 15th September 2015
Ossie Clark dressed the famous and fashionable of the swinging sixties in unabashed show stoppers. His evening wear was boldly seductive; his tailoring deliciously precise; and above all his clothes were unfailingly feminine. Working closely with his wife and muse, Celia Birtwell, who created his charming, colorful prints and textiles, Ossie Clark became known as a "master cutter" whose customers included Mick Jagger, Jimi Hendrix, Julie Christie Twiggy and Marianne Faithfull. In this talk, fashion historian Judith Watt examines the work of Ossie Clark, one of the most important designers in British fashion whose influence is still felt today.
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