Northern Society of Costume and Textiles

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Special Offer: Any non-member attending a meeting, who subsequently joins the Society at  that meeting,  will be refunded the difference  between the Members Meeting Fee and the Guest Meeting Fee for that meeting



Date: 06/04/2019

Title: Woman in Gold

Venue: Friends Meeting House, York YO1 9RL

Cost to Members: 12.50

Cost to Non-Members and Guests: 12.50

Online Bookings By: 30/03/2019 - Click for the Online Booking Form or the Printable Booking Form

Saturday, 6th April, 2019

Friends Meeting House, Friargate, York YO1 9RL


A History Wardrobe Production

Art, glamour and intrigue! Explore the lure of gold in fashion and the hidden world of women in art. Inspired by the dazzling embellishments of artist Gustav Klimt, and the fate of one of his most famous paintings, this fabulous and alluring presentation showcases stunning examples of Belle Epoque dressmaking. 


For a really special event, we have secured Lucy Adlington of the History Wardrobe, togive us her latest presentation, ‘Woman in Gold’, inspired by the dazzling embellishments of artist, Gustav Klimt, (1862-1918) exploring the lure of Gold in fashion and the hidden world of women in art.


Klimt is best known for his work depicting beautiful women in clothing brought to life by the application of gold leaf to highlight his striking, iconic patterns using textiles wholly reminiscent of Byzantine mosaics. His combination of colour and motifs is superb. Lucy Adlington runs a series of costume-in-context presentations, representing women’s history through fashion. A keen collector of antique and vintage costume, Lucy has a lively and informative delivery regardless of the era in focus. This one seems particularly exciting!



1.30pm: Coffee/tea on arrival  

2.00pm: ‘Woman in Gold’, Lucy Adlington


Booking can be made using the printable Booking Form, on-line using PayPal, or via the Eventbrite website: