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

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    June 6, 2015 all-day
    Morris-Jumel Mansion
    65 Jumel Terrace, New York, NY 10032

    “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.