Fit for a King: Louis XIV and the Art of Fashion
Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Louis XIV recognized fashion's propaganda value as well as its economic importance, and he was deeply invested in establishing the superiority of France's clothing and textile industries. Art historian Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell examines the Sun King's lasting contributions to French fashion as well as his own exquisite taste. This lecture complements the exhibition A Kingdom of Images: French Prints in the Age of Louis XIV, 1660–1715, on view at the Getty Research Institute from June 16, 2015, to September 6, 2015.
9 am–5 pm,7 days a week