August 23, 2015, Getty Center
Lecture by Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell
Introductory remarks by Marcia Reed and Christina Aube
Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell is an independent art historian specializing in fashion and textiles. She has worked as a curator, consultant, and educator for museums and universities around the world.
Louis XIV recognized fashion's propaganda value as well as its economic importance, and he was deeply invested in establishing the technical and aesthetic superiority of France's clothing and textile industries. Through prints, fashion plates, and his own oft-reproduced image, he set the standard of elegant dress and deportment throughout Europe. Art historian Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell examines the Sun King's lasting contributions to French fashion as well as his own exquisite (and extravagant) taste.
This lecture complements the exhibition "A Kingdom of Images: French Prints in the Age of Louis XIV, 1660–1715," organized in special collaboration with the Bibliothèque nationale de France and on view in the Getty Research Institute from June through September 2015.
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