Tag: Jenna Rossi-Camus

Fashion and Folly, or Strawberry Hill in Satire Dress’d

To celebrate the completion of her practice-based PhD in fashion curation Dr. Jenna Rossi-Camus will present a performance lecture that shares her proposal for a site-responsive exhibition at Horace Walpole’s Strawberry Hill House.

Jenna Rossi Camus crouching on floor in front of gothic window with large pieces of paper with illustrations relating to PhD lecture laid out

Jenna Rossi Camus at Strawberry Hill House.

The proposal, comprised of an extra-illustrated book and letter to Horace Walpole himself will be presented through word and image and the unique hand-made book will be available for guests to view. The lecture will conclude with an insight into the timeline of the research process, showing how the work has been both rigorous and innovative while presenting one of the project’s methodological documents.

3 July 2019, 6.30pm – 8pm. The lecture will be followed by a glass of wine.

For more information and to book visit our LCF events page.

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Fashion and Folly – fashion satire ‘Wonder in the Eighteenth Century’

In October 2018, PhD student Jenna Rossi-Camus presented her research on  about fashion satire at the annual conference of the Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies  which had Wonder in the Eighteenth Century as its theme.

At this year’s conference, held in Niagara Falls, Jenna was invited to present ‘Fashion and Folly’ detailing her work on eighteenth century fashion graphic satire and the collections of Horace Walpole. The conference is part of a series of professional development workshops aimed at educators and graduate students. By presenting her practice-based research-in-progress, Jenna’s research served the conference theme and aims by demonstrating how fashion exhibition-making can be a strategy for inciting wonder and interest in eighteenth-century studies for contemporary (and non-academic) audiences.

A hand turns over the leaf of a large historic book with illustrations, part of Jenna's research into fashion satire

Jenna’s research into Fashion Satire

A screen showing a slide on Fashion & Folly Jpresentation on fashion satire with a table in front

Presenting Fashion and Folly

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Interview “T-shirts – curating its narrative” by MA Fashion Curation alumni Annabel Hoyng–van der Meijden with Jenna Rossi Camus

The T-shirt: curating its narrative

Video interview with Jenna Rossi-Camus

By: Annabel Hoyng – van der Meijden, MA Fashion Curation

16 April 2018

How do you create a fashion exhibition with t-shirts? For curator Jenna Rossi-Camus, it’s all about 21st century style curating: “The keyword is conversation”. Watch the video to find out more.

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London’s Fashion and Textile Museum’s current exhibition T-SHIRT: CULT – CULTURE – SUBVERSION tells the story of the most affordable and popular item of clothing on the planet. The exhibition looks at how t-shirts are both personal and universal communicators.

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T-SHIRT: CULT – CULTURE – SUBVERSION: from 9 February 2018 – 6 May 2018. For more information see the website of the Fashion and Textile Museum.

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The Allure of Liberty’s Christmas windows

Diana Vreeland, in her 1980 publication of the same name, described Allure as ‘something that holds you…a gaze or a glance in the street.’ As visual merchandising strategies, shop windows present products to our gaze in the street. They don’t sell products directly, but they aim to create allure – to ‘hold’ you and then hopefully carry you – off the pavement onto the shop floor.

Liberty's window, Scene from 'The Nutcracker'

I’ve barely recovered from Halloween debauchery, and the agony of the of U.S. presidential election, so thoughts of the festive season are holding little to no allure for me at present. However, I definitely could use some cheering up, so I welcomed the distraction of being invited to reflect on Liberty’s Christmas windows.

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