Mon, 20th Nov 18:00 - 19:00
Caroline Young : Tartan RebelsCity of Edinburgh Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9BX, UK
Tartan. The favourite of fashionistas as diverse as Queen Victoria, Vivienne Westwood and Jean Paul Gaultier. A badge of rebellion for Jacobites in '45 and Punk Rockers in '76. Scotland gave this iconic fabric to the world - but what is the truth behind the plaid? Caroline Young, co-author of 'Tartan + Tweed' explores the chequered history of tartan from its origins in the Scottish Highlands to its reinvention in contemporary fashion design, music, art and film.
Ticket price : £3.00