Join Ulster Museum and The Courtauld on Saturday 15th May for a chance to hear from acclaimed author of The Dress Detective and Reading Fashion in Art.
Dr Mida will discuss how historic fashions, such as the glamorous outfits worn in Renoir’s La Loge, can be understood by a modern audience. She will also draw upon the art and fashion collections of the Ulster Museum to discuss how dress was depicted in painting during Renoir’s era, and beyond.
This talk coincides with two exhibitions at the Ulster Museum that demonstrate the link between art and fashion – ‘Renoir and the New Era’ and ‘La Belle Epoque: Fashions of the 1870s – 1910s.’ This is a must for all those interested in art and fashion history!
Dr Ingrid E. Mida is an art and dress historian, artist, photographer and curator. She is the lead author of The Dress Detective: A Practical Guide to Object–based Research in Fashion (Bloomsbury 2015) and Reading Fashion in Art with The Dress Detective (2020), and has also contributed to various print and online publications including Teaching Fashion Studies (Bloomsbury 2018) and Smarthistory.