6 pm – reception
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – lecture

Images produced by x-radiography can reveal the materials and construction of layered garments that are often hidden from view. They also provide information that is necessary to understand the structures of many 17th- and 18th-century items, such as women’s stays and men’s doublets. Using patterns of extant garments that include x-radiographs, together with examples of hand-stitched reconstructions of clothing from about 1600 to 1800, Jenny Tiramani will explore and relate the way these garments gave new shapes to the human body. She will use examples of reconstructed historical clothing and dress someone in them.

Jenny Tiramani has worked as a costume and stage designer since 1977. Future design work includes costumes for Andrea Chenier for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and Le Nozze di Figaro for Opera Australia in Sydney in 2015.

This program has reached capacity—to be placed on the waiting list, please call 212.501.3011 or email programs@bgc.bard.edu.