Talk & Discussion

W11: A Fashion History

17 May 2018

 / 6:00pm to 7:30pm
 / Free
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Explore West London's rich and diverse fashion history from Jimi Hendrix to Teddy Girls and Carnival Queens.

Ever since Victorian London swept up the quiet fields of Holland Park and Notting Hill, the district has played a vital role in London’s ever-evolving relationship with style — from Teddy Boys to It Girls, from flappers to punks, from ‘Absolute Beginners’ to ‘Blow Up’, and from bohemians to rock stars to Carnival queens.

In this talk, writer John-Michael O’Sullivan charts W11’s rich, diverse fashion history — exploring the stories behind 24 photographs that span the past century, and tracing the connections between the neighbourhood’s diverse cast of characters (both real and imaginary), from David Hockney to Jimi Hendrix to Eddie Monsoon.

Tickets are free for members and £3 for non-members.

All proceeds from our cultural programme at Holland Park will be donated to The Rugby Portobello Trust who support programmes set up in response to the fire at Grenfell Tower.