Fashion in Katherine Mansfield’s Wellington 

When:
Mon 21 Oct 2013,  10.30am–12 noon
Where:
Te Papa
Cost:
Friends $15, public $20
Type:
Talk; Special; Friends 

Join curator Claire Regnault for an illustrated talk on fashion in Katherine Mansfield's Wellington, in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the writer’s birth.

Wedding dress 1894, Maker unknown, Wales. Gift of Miss C Rothwell, 1982. Te Papa
Wedding dress 1894, Maker unknown, Wales. Gift of Miss C Rothwell, 1982. Te Papa

Claire’s talk is inspired by Wellington’s social pages, in which the young Katherine Beauchamp frequently appeared, and by fashion issues of the day. Claire touches on everything from department stores and society dressmakers to dress reform, fearsome hats at the cricket, and Dr Truby King's stringent views on shoes. 

Bookings essential

To book, email friends@tepapa.govt.nz or phone (04) 381 7051. Your ticket includes refreshments and free parking.

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