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New York Adventure Club

'The Ruff Collar: Fashion History's Flashiest Neckwear' Webinar

Join New York Adventure Club for a digital journey through the history of the ruff collar in fashion, from its first appearance and evolutions during the Renaissance period to its many stylish revivals.

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'The Ruff Collar: Fashion History's Flashiest Neckwear' Webinar

Time & Location

Mar 24, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT

New York Adventure Club

About the event

Led by fashion historian Summer Lee, our unique experience into the world of the ruff will include:

  • A discussion of fashion theories to explain the ruff collar, along with popular myths about its function
  • An examination of ruffs in 16th- and 17th-century European portraiture, including the “outrageous” double ruff and the “monstrous” cartwheel style
  • Why fanciful portraits from the18th century feature sitters wearing ruffs in historical fancy dress
  • Antique fashion illustrations showcasing how the ruff was revived in the 19th and 20th centuries
  • A look at the ruff in contemporary fashion photography from designers including Alexander McQueen, Junya Watanabe, Chanel, and Valentino
  • Connections of the ruff to popular film and television, such as Shakespeare in Love (1998) and Bridgerton (2020-present)

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