Talk - Nadia Albertini - Discovering an Embroidery Treasure: Rébé


Hand & Lock

SKU: 128622

Date: Friday 5th November 2021

Time:  4.30pm-5.30pm

Location: Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House St, South Bank, London SE1 9PH

Join Nadia Albertini, Paris based embroidery and textile designer, as she shares her discovery of the fantastic Rébé collections and uncovers their forgotten history. From museum archives to heritage departments of fashion houses today, it was about re-writing the history of one of the best embroidery ateliers in France in the 20th century. You will be taken on a journey of this discovery through images and anecdotes about Rébé's designs for Christian Dior, Cristobal Balenciaga, Hubert de Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent and Roger Vivier.

This talk will allow you access to the exhibition on the date of the talk, however will only allow a one time entry. 

Nadia Albertini is an haute couture embroidery designer and embroidery historian. She studied fashion and textiles at l’Ecole Duperré in Paris in 2003 and she has since collaborated with fashion brands including Chloé, Chanel, Jason Wu, Dries van Noten, Tory Burch, Sies Marjan and The Row. She has taught at the London College of Fashion, at CSM and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. She currently divides her time between her design work for both fashion and interiors and her historical research as Head of the Archives at Maison Hurel, the oldest embroidery house in Paris, founded in 1850.

The event is open from Wednesday 3rd Nov - Sunday 7th November

11am-6pm daily

(Thurs closed from 5pm)

Bargehouse is partially accessible. The venue has two disabled toilets and a STANNAH stair-lift which provides access for wheelchair users to the first and second floors only. The stair-lift is for standard manual wheelchairs and cannot be used with motorised chairs or scooters.

Talks will be held on the third floor with no disabled access.

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