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A Passion for Fashion Sally Hoban Monday 15 January 2018

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A Passion for Fashion tells the story of 20th century fashion design, tracing how clothes, textiles and accessories were influenced by contemporary history.

 It includes the elegant fashions of the Edwardian era, the glamour of the 1920s and 1930s, the austerity of the 1940s, the futuristic fashions of the 1950s, the liberating styles of the 1960s and the avant-garde fashions of the 1970s to the present day. 

Dr Sally Hoban is an Honorary Research Fellow at The University of Birmingham and has lectured extensively on art, design and antiques throughout the UK. She has broadcast on BBC Two, BBC Four and BBC Radio 4 and her publications include Miller’s Collecting Modern Design. She has an Honours certificate in public speaking from The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and is a freelance arts journalist for local, national and international media. Sally has a PhD in the history of art and design from The University of Birmingham and is a Director of one of the UK's leading antique and vintage fashion and textile businesses. For more information visit her website at

The lecture will start promptly at 8:00pm in the William Barry Theatre at the University of West London in St Mary's Road. Admission to the room is from 7:15 when a glass of wine will be available.  

Some parking is to be found in the UWL car park accessed from The Park on the north side of the campus. Otherwise, parking restrictions in the surrounding streets are lifted from 7:30 pm.

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