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Fashion Matters Series: WoW Weekend Combo

Saturday 6 October 2018, 10:30 am - Sunday 7 October 2018, 12:00 pm

$20.00 – $40.00

Join us over WoW weekend for the third and fourth installations of our series Fashion Matters: Fashion, Art and Society presented by Dr Peter McNeil and save $10 when you sign up for both sessions. Session three is ‘High Heel Heaven’ learn about shoes, power, mobility and history, from Renaissance platforms to shoes in fairytales, from boots for war to the cult of shoe designers. Session four is ‘Pretty Gentlemen’ looking at the Macaroni men 1760s-80s and how their fashion become a form of style politics and youth rebellion in the past.

Fashion is all around us: it can enable change as well as challenge and even divide us. What is fashion: mirror, barometer or change agent? This lecture series opens up the world of fashion across cultures and societies. It explores how western fashion developed through an interaction with Asia and other regions. Understand better the intimate embrace of art and fashion. Learn how to read clothes from the past. Study images of fine fashion, jewels and accessories. Access rare and beautiful items of fashion, including many from private collections. Learn about the fashion worlds of men and women alike, from the middle ages to today. Find your own identities through fashion.

This ticket includes;

  • High Heel Heaven presented on 6th October at 10:30am
  • Pretty Gentlemen presented on 7th October at 10:30am
  • Free parking and 10% off at Espresso both days


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Saturday 6 October 2018, 10:30 am
Sunday 7 October 2018, 12:00 pm
$20.00 – $40.00
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Soundings Theatre, Level 2 Te Papa
55 Cable Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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Friends of Te Papa
(04) 381 7051