25October 2017

A Passion for Fashion

Dr Sally Hoban

This lecture tells the story of 20th century fashion design, tracing how clothes, textiles and accessories were influenced by contemporary history.

It includes the elegant fashions of the Edwardian era, the glamour of the 1920s and 1930s, the austerity of the 1940s, the futuristic fashions of the 1950s, the liberating styles of the 1960s and the avant-garde fashions of the 1970s to the present day.


Dr Sally Hoban

Sally Hoban has a PhD in History from the University of Birmingham and is a specialist Art & Design Historian and Antiques expert. She lectures regularly to Arts Society groups both in Britain and abroad and she has broadcast on BBC television and radio.

Sally writes widely on her special interests which include antique clothing and textiles, and English silver. She has published articles in The Antiques Bulletin, national and international media, and she is the author of Miller’s Collecting Modern Design. Dr Hoban is an Honorary Research Fellow at Birmingham University.