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The theatre is a wonderful place, a house of strange enchantment, a temple of illusion – Noel Coward
I’m pleased to announce the next date of the Theatre of Fashion In Conversation series at the V&A will be Sunday April 28th at 3pm as part of the V&A’s Bowie Weekender. *Please note the new location: Seminar Room 1, V&A Sackler Centre*
David Bowie has been a perennial influence on the worlds of fashion and performance. I will be talking to former arts journalist and specialist in Japanese culture, Helene Thian, who completed her Masters degree at London College of Fashion with a thesis on Japonism in fashion in the 1960s and 1970s, focusing on the Japan-inspired collaboration between Lindsay Kemp and David Bowie and later costuming by designer Kansai Yamamoto for Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust.
A former speaker at the Costume Society and the first David Bowie Symposium in Ireland last year, Helene’s research was used by the V&A to inform aspects of the ‘David Bowie is’ exhibition. The discussion will focus on her research, looking at the designs of Kansai Yamamoto and the theatre of Lindsay Kemp, especially the influence of Kabuki theatre and Japanese costume and how these were articulated in Bowie’s performances, affecting and reflecting gender binaries, the relationship between East and West, and Japonism in fashion as a whole.
I hope you can make it along!
Theatre of Fashion In Conversation… with Helene Thian: Bowie Weekender
Sunday 28th April, 3pm, FREE but you must reserve a space: please email firstname.lastname@example.org TICKETS now limited
Seminar Room 1, V&A Sackler Centre, V&A, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL