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The Fashion of Convention

MA students
12 December 2022 - 6 March 2023
Online exhibition

The Fashion of Convention is an online exhibition curated by MA students from the University of Leeds.

How did we previously create fashion?

Did we always have trends we were enamoured with?

The Fashion of Convention delves into the accidental history of sustainable fashion, in a current climate crisis.

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The Fashion of Convention is part of a wider series of exhibitions and projects undertaken by MA students from the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies as part of an Interpretations course module.

The exhibition has been created using the online collection of the Smithsonian Institution.

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Detail from Portrait of a Manchu Noblewoman (Lady-in-Waiting to Empress), Qing dynasty, 1644-1911. Ink and color on silk. Purchase — Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program and partial gift of Richard G. Pritzlaff. Accession number S1991.76. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian.