Korean Fashion from the Joseon Dynasty to Today
Talks & Lectures
Free with museum admission
11 AM12:30 PM
Delve into Couture Korea
with textile historian Lee Talbot and costume historian Minjee Kim. Talbot will
present on the key fashion trends in 18th-century Korea and Kim will talk about
inspiration, appropriation, and innovation in contemporary Korean and global
fashion. After these short presentations, the historians will engage in a
discussion and answer questions from the audience.
Talbot is curator at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile
Museum, where he specializes in East Asian textile history. Previously, he was
curator at the Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum at Sookmyung Women’s
University in Seoul, Korea. A Ph.D. candidate at the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the
Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture in New York City, Talbot is writing his
dissertation on textiles and women’s culture in Joseon dynasty Korea.
Minjee Kim is an independent historian specializing in Korean dress. She
received her doctorate in 2000 from Seoul National University with a
dissertation on the sartorial culture of the Balhae dynasty (698–926). She has
published numerous papers on the topic and has taught at Jeonju Kijeon College
and Seoul National University.