We've Got Style: Fashion Programs and Books During September
It is a truth universally acknowledged that librarians are not only good looking but also renowned for their style and fashion sense. So . . . it makes sense that during September our tie in to the Toronto Fashion Week is a great line up of programs.
Join us for a fascinating talk with Ashley Barby, founder and producer of FashionTech Toronto. The talk will include demos of innovative technologies reshaping fashion, retail and beauty.
Tuesday September 4, 2018 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Beeton Hall, Toronto Reference Library.
If you like cutting edge fashion you may also enjoy these blogs with links to lots of library materials:
- Fashion Ethics
- Sustainable Fashion and Earth Month: How to be Chic and Green on Our Fragile Planet
- How I Spent an Enjoyable Afternoon with Blow and Guinness
- My Husband Won't Buy Me a Tiara for Valentine's Day. Sad!
Elizabeth Semmelhack, Senior Curator of the Bata Shoe Museum, gives a shoe scholar's insider look at the world famous collection.
Monday September 10, 2018 from 2-3 p.m in the Hinton Learning Theatre, 3rd floor Toronto Reference Library.
Great Art: Art of the 18th Century: Art Historian Barbara Isherwood introduces the art of the 18th century, a time of massive change throughout Europe. Discover how the French aristocracy swapped Baroque bombast for the lively Rococo style. See how Enlightenment thinkers encouraged artists to consider ordinary people as suitable subjects for art. Learn how new types of portraiture in Britain reflected the rise of the middle class while in America a craze for Neoclassicism symbolized the democratic aims and revolutionary spirit of the emerging country.
Friday September 14, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Hinton Learning Theatre at the Toronto Reference Library.
Unassuming bookseller (Audrey Hepburn) is transformed into a glamourous model by a famous photographer (Fred Astaire) and a flamboyant magazine editor (Kay Thompson).
Monday, September 17, 2018 from 2-3:30 in the Hinton Learning Theatre, 3rd floor, Toronto Reference Library.
If you're interested we have many other Audrey Hepburn movies, books and downloads available to borrow as well.
The golden Age of Couture: Paris and London, 1947-57: This lavish book focuses on Parisian and British couture between 1947 and 1957, a decade that Christian Dior described as fashion's 'golden age'. Dior's 'New Look' collection of 1947 shocked and delighted the fashion world, creating a style that symbolised a new femininity.The full skirts and hour glass silhouettes were considered highly decadent, synonymous with luxury and extravagance, in marked contrast to the austerity of the war years.
Tuesday September 18th, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Beeton Hall (1st floor) Toronto Reference Library
Henry Navarro Delgado, Associate Professor, Ryerson School of Fashion, and an expert on the confluence of fashion, social issues, and visual culture, discusses Non-western style in a contemporary light. Fashion expressions in Asia, Africa, and the Americas, and their underlying philosophical and cultural elements as they continue to shape style beyond the western tradition, will be discussed. Professor Delgado draws from his cultural background and research to foster an appreciation of Non-western fashion. The talk will emphasize the dynamic continuity of Indigenous Traditions within globalized fashion practices and the importance of cultural diversity.