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Mon, 8 June 2020

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm GMT

Zoom

Clothes… and Other Things That Matter

Alexandra Shulman In Conversation with Hannah MacInnes

What stories do our clothes tell? What do they mean to us? Join the former editor of British Vogue for a self-deprecating, honest and moving reflection of her life to date.

‘As I thought about what to do with the clothes, I became more interested in what the different items had meant to me. About why I had bought them. What I hoped I might feel wearing them. Why some things I had bought again and again. Why we wear the things we wear and why some we keep and get rid of others. Which we attach an emotional value to and why. And what could be said about the world we live in by looking at the clothes we wear.’ – Alexandra Shulman

From the bra to the bikini, the trench coat to trainers, the slip dress to the suit, clothes are rarely just clothes. Ex-British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman explores their meaning in our lives and in her own – considering how our wardrobes intersect with the career ladder, motherhood, romance, sexual identity, failure, body image and celebrity.

In conversation with Hannah MacInnes, she’ll mix personal memories, observation and fashion history to look at how the clothes we wear – and choose not to wear – are the evocative and compelling companions to the lives we lead.

After the live-streamed conversation is over, we will be hosting breakout rooms where you can meet other audience members and share your thoughts on life and fashion. Wear your best clothes!

This talk takes place at 7:30pm British Summer Time.

About Our Digital Programme:

In response to the global pandemic, How To Academy is curating a not-for-profit programme of live-streamed talks and conversations bringing you advice, insight and entertainment. Tickets are offered on a Pay What You Can basis, including a Free option for those who cannot afford more at this difficult time. Thank you for your help sustaining How To Academy through the crisis — and for enabling us to share new thinking from across the globe at a time when it has never been more important.

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Alexandra Shulman

Alexandra Shulman is a journalist, consultant and commentator. She was Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue from 1992–2017, the magazine’s longest serving editor.  She has a weekly column in the Mail on Sunday, is a contributor to other national newspapers and has written two novels: Can We Still Be Friends? and The Parrots. Inside Vogue: The Diary of […]

Alexandra Shulman is a journalist, consultant and commentator. She was Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue from 1992–2017, the magazine’s longest serving editor.  She has a weekly column in the Mail on Sunday, is a contributor to other national newspapers and has written two novels: Can We Still Be Friends? and The Parrots. Inside Vogue: The Diary of My 100th Year.

Hannah MacInnes

Presenter, Podcaster and Host of How To Academy’s live programmes.

Hannah MacInnes is a broadcaster and journalist. Alongside hosting How To Academy’s live programmes and podcast, she presents a cultural show on Times Radio and interviews on-stage at a number of other major literary events. She is the host of The Klosters Forum Podcast series and has written for the Radio Times, the Evening Standard and TLS. Before going freelance she worked for 8 years at BBC Newsnight, as Planning Editor and as a Producer / Filmmaker.