Online Talk: Passion and Propriety – Elizabeth Gaskell’s Fashion
Elizabeth Gaskell had a love of fashion, enjoying foreign styles on her travels, and a fan of beautiful shawls and patterns at home. This talk by Margo Singer looks at Elizabeth’s conflicting reactions to contemporary fashions in her letters and novels, as she sought to reconcile her desire for conservative dress for her daughters, and re-use of old clothes, with her natural love of fashion and style.
‘Excellent… The speaker’s knowledge of the times was fascinating and gave a deeper perspective to the book.‘ Visitor to previous event.
Wednesday 22 February, 7-8pm
The talk will be approx 45 mins long, with time for a short question session afterwards.
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7pm - 8pm