In this illustrated talk, curator and writer Keith Lodwick will explore how period films in the 20th century have been depicted through the lens of costume design. From the Edwardian finery of Titanic (1997) to the gritty disco-era defining Saturday Night Fever (1977). Keith will explore key films and the work of costume designers and examine how these film projects have had a significant impact on fashion and wider culture. Keith Lodwick is a writer and film and theatre historian. He is the former Curator of Theatre and Screen Arts at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. At the V&A, Keith curated Vivien Leigh: Public Faces, Private Lives, and was the assistant curator for the major exhibition Hollywood Costume, one of the most successful exhibitions in the museum’s history. Keith has contributed to a wide range of publications including the forthcoming Diva to coincide with the V&A 2023 exhibition. Keith is currently curating a series of discussions with leading costume designers exploring their work and inspirations www.fashionandcinema.com.
Lectures starts at 12 noon (Doors Open 11.45 am) £3 per lecture.