Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter, South West, United Kingdom
Rural Devon is not where you would expect to find links to two-time Oscar- winning actress, Vivien Leigh. Join Victoria Haddock to discover more about Leigh’s connections to the quaint historic estuary port of Topsham and how some of her film costumes and couture clothing have made their way into the collections of museums in the South West, including the Royal Albert Memorial Museum. This course will look at these items of clothing, and their designers, in detail, to explore Leigh’s legacy as a style icon.
Victoria Haddock is a graduate of the Masters degree in the History of Design and Material Culture from the University in Brighton, where her dissertation focused on the topic of fashion tie-ins inspired by film costumes during the 1930s. She currently works in collections care for Zenzie Tinker Conservation and has previously worked for the Gallery of Costume, Platt Hall, and the National Trust’s Killerton House.
This event will take place online as a Zoom session. Details will be emailed to you in advance of the date.