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Amber Jane Butchart



Amber Butchart is a fashion historian and BBC television and radio presenter. She is an associate lecturer at London College of Fashion, a former research fellow at the University of the Arts London, and hosts a series of regular talks at the V&A Museum, covering topics as diverse as Shakespeare and David Bowie.

Amber's work has led to her being featured on numerous television and radio programmes on the BBC, Sky Arts and Channel 4, as well as in a huge number of publications, including Vogue, Grazia, Glamour, the Guardian and The Times.

She has spoken at events hosted by prestigious cultural organisations including the British Museum, Tate Britain, Royal Academy of Arts, the Design Museum and the British Film Institute. She is a regular on SHOWstudio fashion week panels. Amber was Head Buyer and Trend Analyst for cutting-edge international vintage clothing chain Beyond Retro, and has worked with top fashion brands such as Yves Saint Laurent Beauté, applying her historical knowledge to their public campaigns. She is the author of three previous books, The Fashion of Film, Nautical Chic and Amber Jane Butchart's Fashion Miscellany.

Books currently available by this author

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Mitchell Beazley

The Fashion Chronicles

Amber Jane Butchart
Authors:
Amber Jane Butchart

From BBC Radio 4 and BBC4 television presenter Amber Butchart, The Fashion Chronicles is an exploration of the most fascinating style stories throughout history.The history of fashion is a story of style and power, grace and propaganda. Starting with Eve and her fig leaf - via Joan of Arc, Louis XIV and Lord Byron, right up to the modern figures of Amelia Earhart, Frida Kahlo, Malcolm X and Beyoncé - Butchart examines the best-dressed people the world has ever seen, telling the story of their individual style and unlocking the secrets behind it.Some have influenced the fashion of today, while some have used their clothing to change the world. But all have a sartorial story to tell, and The Fashion Chronicles is here to tell it.

Mitchell Beazley

The Fashion of Film: How Cinema has Inspired Fashion

Amber Jane Butchart
Authors:
Amber Jane Butchart

From Amber Butchart, host of BBC 4's A Stitch in Time.Karl Lagerfeld drew inspiration from the dystopian vision of Metropolis. The picture-perfect worlds of Wes Anderson's films echo in Miuccia Prada's collections. From historical epics and romantic dramas to sci-fi blockbusters and arthouse cool, the world's most creative fashion designers have long taken their inspiration from screen idols - and continue to do so today.Let fashion historian Amber Butchart take you a journey through the last 100 years of cinema style and its influence on the catwalks, and see how the fashion of film has transformed the world of fashion design. Sumptuously illustrated with photographs of fashion creations and the films that inspired them, The Fashion of Film is a must-have for any fan of style.

Ilex Press

Amber Jane Butchart's Fashion Miscellany

Amber Jane Butchart, Penelope Beech
Contributors:
Amber Jane Butchart, Penelope Beech