Norman Parkinson Archive

Fashioning the Archive: new approaches to materialising textile history

11 January 2014

The archive is pleased to provide the signature image for the forthcoming academic conference, Fashioning the Archive: New Approaches to Materialising Textile History, at Goldsmiths, University of London on January 11 2014. 

The conference is aimed principally at postgraduate research students and is non-profit-making.

The keynote speaker is Dr Patrik Steorn, Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Fashion Studies, Stockholm University, who will be presenting a paper titled 'Swedish fashion in the US. A transnational perspective', which explores the American reception of Swedish fashion in the 1960s.

The Conference is supported by the Pasold Research Fund, Goldsmiths Department of Design, The Goldsmiths’ Textile Collection and Goldsmiths Department of History. 

The Conference webpage and booking form can be found here. The image was taken by Norman Parkinson as part of a photo essay on Swedish fashions photographed for Time Life Magazine on 27 September 1968.