THE WILDES AND DRESS REFORM
06/10/2019 at 3:00pm
Join us to hear about the life of writer and activist, Constance Wilde. A passionate and radical woman who, along with her husband Oscar, became a beacon for the fashion reform movement at the turn of the 19th century. The fashion reform movement, closely associated with the feminist movement, emerged at the end of the 19th century in response to the immobility and restrictions that the style of the 18th century placed on women and children. We’ll also explore the lost fashion history of Dublin around the 19th and 20th centuries, looking at how it evolved and contributed to the economy and cultural ways of the city.
You will be guided by historians Professor Christine Kinealy, director of Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University, and fashion historian and founder of the Lost Fashion History Tours, Ruth Griffin.