Vintage Fashion Takes On New Meaning For Theatrical Costumes Exhibition

Theatrical Costumes Exhibition

A stunning new exhibition at Kensington and Chelsea College will transport guests to a bygone era thanks to a vibrant collection of 17th and 19th century fashion.

The Theatrical Costumes Exhibition brings together a collection of 12 costumes created by alumni from the College’s Theatrical Costumes course. The nationally renowned course has produced many talented costume makers who are now working in the industry creating costumes for well-known TV shows and films.

The collection of intricately made costumes being showcased for the exhibition includes crinoline and fashions worn in the 1630s, 1660s, 1860s and 1895.

There will also be images of costumes created on the course which were displayed at the prestigious Wallace Collection and The National Gallery for high-profile educational projects.

The exhibition is free to attend and runs from March 10-14. It takes place at the College’s Chelsea Centre exhibition space, Hortensia Road, SW10 0QS.

Guests will also have the chance to meet the skilled costume creators during a Private View taking place at the Chelsea Centre on March 13, between 6pm-8pm. The Private View is also free to attend and open to the public.

Speaking about the exhibition Claire Porter, Lecturer for Theatrical Costume at the College, said: “Each costume has been replicated from history. The exhibition will bring alive the fashions of a remarkable era and give guests the chance to explore and see first-hand the craftsmanship needed to produce such elaborate and detailed costumes.”

For more information call the college’s Art Office on: 0207 573 5258