La Reine Victoria, icône de mode?

Date: 24 May 2023, 6:00pm - 7:30pm (GMT+00:00) London, Lisbon


Wed. 24 May - from 6pm to 7:30pm

Enjoy a unique insight into fashion, politics and power  in 19th Century Britain from the comfort of your sofa!

Join us on the date of Queen Victoria’s birth for a talk about how the most powerful woman of her time used her clothes to assert her authority. Through examining some of the Queen’s finest items of clothing as well as several royal portraits, we will gain an understanding of the power and significance of the royal wardrobe.

Event organised by the network of the Alliances Françaises in the UK.

Here is a list of vocabulary to help you prepare for the talk.

Free - Open to all - In French (level Intermediate/B1 recommended)


A graduate of theatrical studies, Emmanuelle Polle started her career as a cultural journalist at France Culture. She has written several radio documentaries, including the series “Clothes of our lives”; she is also well-known for her research on the couturier Jean Patou. This talk about Queen Victoria was commissioned by the La Piscine museum in Roubaix, for an exhibition about British artist William Morris.

Unless otherwise indicated, all Alliance Française de Manchester cultural events are open and accessible to everyone. They are public events and under 18s remain the responsibility of their parent/guardian at all times.

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