Lauren Cochrane - The Ten: The Stories Behind the Fashion Classics

In conversation with Olivia Cole

Lauren Cochrane - The Ten: The Stories Behind the Fashion Classics





Tuesday 2 November, 2021

St Mary's Church, Petworth, GU28 0AD

5.00pm - 6.00pm

Adults £10 / 18 and under £5 / Online £5

Lauren Cochrane introduces The Ten: The Stories Behind the Fashion Classics - click here to view.

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Fashion writer Lauren Cochrane has produced a fascinating social and cultural history of the 10 items we all wear every day in a beautifully illustrated new book complete with high-quality photography.

In conversation with Olivia Cole, Lauren discusses what you are wearing. In all likelihood, your outfit will feature at least one of her chosen 10 items, each an emblem of a certain style, carrying its own connotations and historical significance. They aren’t just clothes - they’re vessels that hold the history of style, politics and identity: while trends may come and go, these are here to stay.

The Ten includes deep dive explorations into each item’s history, examining how it gained its reputation, and what it means today, ranging from the miniskirt, the hoodie, the Breton top and, among much else, the evolution of the white T-shirt from army staple to symbol of achingly cool simplicity. In short, The Ten puts fashion in context.

Lauren Cochrane is a senior fashion writer at The Guardian. She has written for i-D, Vogue, The Telegraph,, Elle, Porter and The Gentlewoman. She regularly appears on the radio, on podcasts and at events discussing fashion and culture. Lauren is the author of 50 Style Icons Who Changed the World.

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