Gothic to Goth: Romantic Era Fashion & Its Legacy

The Romantic aesthetic of the 1810-1860 period combined history, nature, religion, emotion, and even a fascination for terror into a remarkable mélange expressed in the clothing of the era and influencing fashion design to the present day. Romanticism was rooted in late eighteenth-century European philosophical and literary discussions rejecting Enlightenment reason, and embracing instead the imagination and the unknown. The era's costume design will be discussed in this lecture alongside works of fine and decorative arts to show the pervasiveness of these ideas in the period's culture. Romantic design has been revived repeatedly since the early nineteenth century; indeed, today’s Goth and Steampunk fashion movements are deeply rooted in the Romantic sensibility.

Francis Scott Key Lecture Series

6:00 PM Cocktails, 6:30-7:30 PM Lecture, 7:30-8:30 PM Reception

$50/lecture; $225/individual series; $350/couple series

Gothic to Goth: Romantic Era Fashion & Its Legacy

Presented by Lynne Z. Bassett, Textile and Costume Historian, Guest Curator at the Wadsworth Athenueum Museum of Art

The Romantic aesthetic of the 1810-1860 period combined history, nature, religion, emotion, and even a fascination for terror into a remarkable mélange expressed in the clothing of the era and influencing fashion design to the present day.  Romanticism was rooted in late eighteenth-century European philosophical and literary discussions rejecting Enlightenment reason, and embracing instead the imagination and the unknown.  The era's costume design will be discussed in this lecture alongside works of fine and decorative arts to show the pervasiveness of these ideas in the period's culture.  Romantic design has been revived repeatedly since the early nineteenth century; indeed, today’s Goth and Steampunk fashion movements are deeply rooted in the Romantic sensibility.  

March 2, 2017 6:30 PM
201 West Monument St
Baltimore, MD 21201
United States
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Event Fee(s)
Lecture ticket $ 50.00
Individual series tickets $ 225.00
Couple series tickets $ 350.00
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