How Clothes Got Their Colour

Wednesday 14th September 2011 at the Society of Dyers and Colourists, 82 Grattan Road, Bradford BD1 2LU

Free, but you need to book.

A talk by Dr Charlotte Nicklas (Brighton) repeated at 11.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm

Promenade dresses, 1860s.

Promenade dresses, 1860s. Image courtesy of Southend Museums

Ever wondered how clothes got their colour? Come along and uncover the interconnected histories of science and fashion as we relate how the Victorians dyed their dresses and made their pants purple.

You will also be able to visit the Colour Museum when attending this event.

Dr Charlotte Nicklas

Dr Charlotte Nicklas

Magenta ribbons

Silk ribbons, mid-19th century - from the University of Brighton Dress and Textiles Teaching Collection


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