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Pop-Up Event: OLLI at Cheekwood

cheekwood Join us at Cheekwood for a viewing of Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times with a special pre-show lecture, Downton Abbey: Fashions of a Transformative Era, by Alex Sargent, Senior Lecturer, Costumer Designer and Costume Shop Manager with Vanderbilt University's Department of Theatre.

If you are obsessed with, fascinated by, or even just a little curious about the incredible costumes from Downton Abby, come for an exploration of how the design of these beautiful clothes underscores the characters in ways both subtle and bold. The series spans one of the most exciting eras of fashion, when revolutionary designers, including Paul Poiret and Coco Chanel, designed clothes that represented shifting lifestyles and attitudes from Victorian to modern. We will consider the connection of defining historical events to changing fashion silhouettes, how individual characters fit into the historic and aesthetic context, and ultimately why the costumes from this series capture the collective imagination.

Date:  Friday, July 14, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Cheekwood Estate & Gardens, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville
$20 per person, includes entry, admission to the exhibit, lecture and parking

Click here to register online

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Vanderbilt University is an inclusive group that strives to
organize and present to the greater Nashville community stimulating intellectual and cultural noncredit
courses, programs, and trips for adults over 50, regardless of educational background.

The Division of Public Affairs sponsors the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt and is
administered by Vanderbilt's Department of Community, Neighborhood, and Government Relations.