“The Quixotic and the Exotic: Cultural Hybridity in Textile Design in the 18th Century”

    When:
    June 6, 2015 all-day
    2015-06-06T00:00:00-04:00
    2015-06-07T00:00:00-04:00
    Where:
    Morris-Jumel Mansion
    65 Jumel Terrace, New York, NY 10032
    USA

    “The Quixotic and the Exotic: Cultural Hybridity in Textile Design in the 18th Century,”

    a Lecture by J. Leia Lima

    At the Morris Jumel Mansion

    Saturday, June 6

    Yinka Shonibare’s work is in part a pointed demonstration of the cosmopolitan character of what is generally considered “Western” dress. In “The Quixotic and the Exotic,” designer and fashion historian J. Leia Lima will give a history of 18th-century fashion internationalism, detailing the processes and sensibilities that gave birth to the period’s exquisitely ornate baroque and rococo styles. Time and price to be determined. Advanced registration is required.