November 30 2023 - Justine Picardie and Oriole Cullen on Coco Chanel
Returning to Heckfield after two sell-out talks on her celebrated best sellers, Justine Picardie joins curator of the V&A’s ‘Gabriel Chanel. Fashion Manifesto’ exhibition, Oriole Cullen, to discuss the life and legacy of Coco Chanel.
Justine Picardie is the author of six books, including her bestselling memoir If the Spirit Moves You; Miss Dior: A Story of Courage and Couture; and the international bestseller, Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life, which was reissued in a new, revised edition in August 2023 to coincide with the Chanel exhibition at the V&A. She has also contributed essays to several anthologies and museum exhibitions on art, fashion and photography.
Oriole Cullen is a Senior Curator of Fashion and Textiles at the Victoria and Albert Museum. A graduate of the Courtauld institute, she previously worked as Curator of Dress and Decorative Arts at the Museum of London. Exhibitions she has curated include the V&A’s ‘Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams ‘(2019) and the Museum’s show ‘Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto’ which is running from September 2023 until February 2024.
Signed books will be available to purchase on the evening.