The Fashion Chronicles
The style stories of history’s best dressed
By Amber Jane Butchart
The true story of style, told through history's fashion pioneers.
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.
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.
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06 Sep 2018
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