I am regularly commissioned for presentations on entertainment costume, costume history topics and the confluence of art and costume. The following topics are also available for your group for meetings, as a special event or fundraiser.
Wearing Your Heart on Your Sleeve: Costume Design for Opera, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, CA.
Picture Perfect: Costume in Art and Cinema, The San Diego Museum of Art
Forbidden Fruit: Dress and Undress in the Paintings of the Permanent Collection, The San Diego Museum of Art
Costumes in Performance: Japanese Noh Drama, The San Diego Museum of Art
Retro or Revival? Fashion’s Fascination with the Past, The Wednesday Club, San Diego, CA
Rudi Gernreich: 1960’s Change by Design Courtald Institute of Costume History, University of London, July 2000
Garbing the Bard: Designing Shakespeare from 16th Century to Current Practice, Shakespeare Festival Los Angeles
Costume and Manners for Three Eras
Part One: Wearing Your Wealth in the Tudor Renaissance
Part Two: The Dawn of Elegance in 18th Century Costume
Part Three: Wearing the Industrial Era in Victorian Costume
Fashion History by Era: Classical World to Contemporary Era. Many topics by era and decade, contact me for specific information.