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Nautical Chic Talk by Fashion Historian Amber Jane Butchart

25 February 2016 | 18:30

All CCI Staff and Students are welcome to join local fashion historian for her talk relating to her latest book ‘Nautical Chic’ on Thursday 25th February at 6.30pm in Eldon lecture theatre EW 1.11.

Join fashion historian, Amber Jane Butchart, for a talk on her new book Nautical Chic tracing the relationship between maritime dress and the fashionable wardrobe, uncovering stories, tracking the trends, and tracing the evolution of the style back to its roots in our seafaring past. From the birth of naval uniform in the 18th century to the lavish embellishment of McQueen and Givenchy, ‘Officer’ style plays with ideas of power, wealth and spectacular adornment. ‘The Sailor’ look has been popular since it first entered the realm of fashion in the second half of the 19th century. Find out about the origins of naval uniform and why it continues to provide perennial inspiration for the fashion world.

For more information contact Fiona Harvey at the National Museum of the Royal Navy on 023 92 727 584 and to book your place visit the Eventbrite page


Eldon Building
Winston Churchill Avenue
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2DJ United Kingdom

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