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Amber Butchart

Amber Butchart is a fashion historian, author and broadcaster who specializes in the historical intersections between dress, politics and culture. She is a former Research Fellow at the University of the Arts London, and a regular public lecturer at institutions ranging from the Tate to the V&A. She researches and presents documentaries, including BBC4’s six-part series ‘A Stitch in Time’ that fused biography and art to explore the lives of historical figures through the clothes they wore. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.

From an MRSA Quilt to a Plague Dress, how artists are transforming the intersection of medicine and textiles

BY Amber Butchart | 17 APR 20

From normcore’s resurrection of the hoodie to gorpcore’s luxe ‘into the woods’ aesthetic

BY Amber Butchart | 13 DEC 19

From Boudicca to the French revolution’s cockades, brooches have always been used to convey politically-charged messages

BY Amber Butchart | 03 OCT 19

From Miss Havisham’s wedding dress to Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Red Shoes’, why we’re so obsessed with murderous clothes

BY Amber Butchart | 10 JUL 19

How the space race revolutionized couture

BY Amber Butchart | 09 JUL 19

On the 500th anniversary of the birth of Cosimo I, what do the Medicis’ burial clothes say about fashion and influence?

BY Amber Butchart | 04 JUN 19

The politics of postwar couture: a new show at London’s V&A explores Dior’s revolution, alongside his love for British tradition

BY Amber Butchart | 05 FEB 19

With the current Anni Albers show at Tate Modern marking a resurgence in textiles, charting the changing perceptions of fabrics throughout art history

BY Amber Butchart | 14 NOV 18

How Hangzhou – home to the China National Silk Museum and Alibaba – is becoming synonymous with China’s desire to re-lux its image

BY Amber Butchart | 28 AUG 18

Decoding the First Lady’s off-brand fashion choice

BY Amber Butchart | 25 JUN 18