Fashionable Tailoring for Women, 1750-1930


Conference Programme 2022

The Global Diffusion of Tailored Clothes for Women 1750 – 1930
Saturday 17th September 2022

All time illustrated are in British Summer Time (BST) time zone

10:00am – 10:30am: Welcome & Introduction by Hannah Rumball
10:30am – 11:00am: Lorinda Cramer “Ichizo Sato: A Japanese Ladies’ Tailor in White Australia” + Q&A 10 mins (Cally Blackman)
11:00am – 11:30am: Suzanne Rowland ““Easy enough for any girl to use”: Mechanical cutting machines and female cutters in the ready-made blouse industry” + Q&A 10 mins (Fiona Anderson)
11:30am – 11:45am Comfort Break
11:45am – 12:15pm: Liz Tregenza “Jewish immigrants and the early history of London Wholesale Couture” + Q&A 10 mins (Lou Taylor)
12:15pm – 12:45pm: Kate Strasdin “‘A Mountain Toilette’ From Basic to Burberry: Tailoring and the Women Mountaineers of the Long Nineteenth Century + Q&A 10 mins (Marie Mcloughlin)
12:45pm – 1:00pm: Joint Q&A (Hannah Rumball)

1:00pm – 2:00pm: LUNCH

2:00pm – 2:30pm: Mary Charlton “Competition; Collaboration; Community: Tailoring Trade Journals in late 19th Century London and New York + Q&A 10 mins (Sarah Johnson)
2:30pm – 3:00pm: Cynthia Cooper “A Comparative Analysis of three tailor made suits, about 1899-1902 from Montreal Establishments” + Q&A 10 mins (Suzanne Rowland)
3:00pm – 3:15pm Comfort Break
3:15pm – 3:45pm: Fiona Anderson “Fashioned in Wool: the Design Diffusion and Transnational Trade in British Woollens for Womenswear 1920–1930” + Q&A 10 mins (Cally Blackman)
3:45pm – 4:15pm: Lou Taylor “A Fan as popular advertising for tailored clothes for women, 1910, Bon Marché, Paris,” and Sarah Johnson “American Department Stores’ Inhouse Production of Women’s Tailored Clothing” + Q&A 10 mins (Marie Mcloughlin)
4:15pm – 4:30pm: Joint Q&A (Hannah Rumball)
4:30pm – 4:45pm: Thanks & Conclusions by Hannah Rumball

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