GPP Coffee Break – Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell

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Date(s) - 04/03/2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A presentation by award-winning fashion historian, curator, and journalist Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell titled “‘High Heads’: Hair, Politics, and Power at the Georgian Court.”

In the late Georgian period, elaborate headdresses—constructed at great expense over periods of hours—played a critical role in court etiquette and female self-expression as well as fashion. My research examines the life and work of J. B. Suardy (sometimes spelled “Suardi” or “Sonardi” but usually rendered as “Swarthy”), who held the position of hairdresser to Queen Charlotte, and his contemporarie