A talk from Cally Blackman, renowned fashion historian and author, related to the exhibition Fashion & Feminism.
Cally is the author of 100 Years of Fashion Illustration (2007), 100 Years of Menswear (2009) and 100 Years of Fashion (2012) and co-author of Gallery of Fashion for the National Portrait Gallery (2017).
Cally has published articles in peer-reviewed journal Costume and Textile History and contributed to exhibition catalogues for the Victoria & Albert Museum, London (V&A) and Palais Galliera, Paris. She has written for Acne Paper, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and lectured widely.
She is currently a lecturer in Fashion History at Central Saint Martins, London, and has contributed to courses at London College of Fashion, Sothebys Institute and the V&A Education Department.
She was Chairman of CHODA (Courtauld History of Dress Association) 2000-2005 and a Trustee of the Costume Society, 2005-2010.
February 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act which marks the first milestone in the journey of women’s suffrage, the right to vote in political elections.
To mark the year National Museums NI will be highlighting the women in our collections through exhibitions and events.