The Pacific Influence on Western Fashion – 31 March – New Zealand Portrait Gallery

Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Nā Hulu Ali‘i at LACMA,

Come hear me talk about how the Pacific has influenced Western fashion, from 18th century ballgowns made of tapa cloth, to Elvis in an Aloha shirt.

I’ll explore how the exchange of fabrics and fashions impacted both cultures, and the way in which the Pacific is perceived in the wider world.

Day: 31 March 2019

Time: 1-2pm

Where: New Zealand Portrait Gallery

Watteau in Paradise 1960s dress

This talk is given in conjunction with the exhibition Edith and George: in our sea of islands.

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