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Top designer Gareth Pugh will make a special appearance at Bath’s Fashion Museum this November for a one-off ‘In Conversation’ event.

Pugh, whose designs are regularly worn by celebrities such as Kylie Minogue and Lady Gaga, will be in discussion with fashion PR Mandi Lennard, who was named by the Evening Standard as one of the most influential Londoners for her contribution to fashion.

Look 41 - By Gareth Pugh -  2014 Dress of the Year.
Look 41 – By Gareth Pugh – 2014 Dress of the Year.

A plastic ensemble from Pugh’s Autumn/Winter 2014-15 collection was selected as the Fashion Museum’s Dress of the Year 2014 by Katie Grand, Editor in Chief of LOVE magazine, and is currently on display at the museum.

Vogue said of the collection: “Gareth Pugh took us down a conceptual path today. Sculptural and surreal, it was a collection that pushed the boundaries… Exaggerated cowl necks crafted from translucent paper-like layers… industrial transparent plastic was wrapped around the body to create A-line dresses, halternecks and capes… Abstract and experimental, it was Pugh through and through.”

In Conversation… Gareth Pugh with Mandi Lennard is on Tuesday 17 November, 6.00pm and will cost you £12 to get in.

Other November events at the Fashion Museum

In Conversation… Wendy Dagworthy with Holly Fulton
Tuesday 3 November, 6.00pm
Two leading British fashion designers, Professor Wendy Dagworthy OBE, previously head of fashion at the Royal College of Art (RCA), and Holly Fulton, who was taught by Dagworthy and is now herself on the staff at the RCA, will discuss fashion, fashion education, and mentoring the new generation of fashion designers.
Twilight Talk – Fashion in… the 1910s, Lucile (Lady Duff Gordon): The First English Fashion Designer?
Thursday 12 November, 6.00pm
Professor Amy de la Haye, Chair of Dress History and Curatorship at London College of Fashion and author of Lucile Ltd, will speak about Lucile, the first couturier to have fashion houses in London, Paris and New York. Lucile’s blue figured silk evening dress with gold net sleeves from 1911 is part of the Fashion Museum collection and on display in the Great Names of Fashion exhibition at the museum.
Twilight Talk – Fashion at… the Georgian Court, The Art of the Embroidered Mantua
Thursday 26 November, 6.00pm
Dress historian, and former Head of Workroom at the Royal School of Needlework, Rosie Taylor-Davies will talk about her ongoing research into Georgian embroidered court mantuas, including a dress that is part of the Fashion Museum’s collection and on display in the Georgians exhibition at the museum.
Tickets for all talks are available from or call 01225 463362.

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