2 Sep 2018

Claire Regnault: knickerbockers on a bicycle

From Sunday Morning, 11:45 am on 2 September 2018

Claire Regnault is a senior curator at Te Papa, where she specialises in dress. She is researching and writing a history of women's fashionable dress in colonial Aotearoa New Zealand and is on the hunt for a pair of 1890s knickerbockers. She talks about women's fashion in the 1890s, and why knickerbockers became not just a fashion statement but a political one. On Wednesday September 5 at 12.10pm she's giving a talk at the National Library in Wellington called A Material History of Dress.