In Conversation: Giles Deacon with Mark O’Flaherty & Claire Wilcox

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  • Charlotte Street Hotel


  • Something A Little Different
  • Tickets from £15.00 - £55.00
  • Over 18
  • Mon, 13th Nov 2023 @ 18:30 - 20:00
  • 18:30 - 20:00

Mark C. O’Flaherty and Claire Wilcox discuss 'What do our clothes really mean?' with designer and creative director Giles Deacon.

Join two of the most insightful and authoritative writers in fashion for a lively discussion and celebration of the stories our clothing tells others, and how certain cherished garments define us.

Writer and photographer Mark C. O’Flaherty is the author of the new book Narrative Thread, Conversations on Fashion Collections, exploring the archives of 14 individuals, including Charlie Casely-Hayford, Sandy Powell and Stephen Jones. “I adored this book and can’t recommend it highly enough” – Cathy Horyn, The Cut

Curator and writer Claire Wilcox is the author of the award-winning memoir Patch Work: A Life Amongst Clothes, detailing her career as senior curator at the V&A, including the creation of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty 2015 and Vivienne Westwood 2004. “Effervescent, poetic, puzzle-like” – Lauren Indvik, The Financial Times

The conversation will be chaired by designer and creative director Giles Deacon and will be followed by an audience Q&A and book signing.

Books will be available to buy via BookBar

Mark C. O'Flaherty has been a fashion writer and photographer for over 20 years writing for the Financial Times, The Times, World of Interiors and more. He was the first person to ever interview Alexander McQueen and has worked with an A-Z of the most important individuals in design from Yohji Yamamoto and Issey Miyake, to Roland Mouret and Katharine Hamnett.

Claire Wilcox is a senior curator of fashion at the V&A responsible for curating exhibitions for Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen. She is the author of Patch Work: A Life Amongst Clothes.

Giles Deacon is a British Fashion designer and creative director who has worked for brands including Gucci, Bottega Veneta and Ungaro. His designs have been worn by some of the world’s most famous women including Linda Evangelista, Cate Blanchett and Beyoncé.

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Ticket Event time Cost
In Conversation: Giles Deacon with Mark O’Flaherty & Claire Wilcox

18:30 - 20:00 £15.00
In Conversation & Two Course Menu with a glass of wine at Oscar Restaurant

Includes 'In Conversation', a two course menu and glass of wine at Oscar Restaurant 

18:30 - 20:00 £55.00



Charlotte Street Hotel, 15-17, Charlotte Street, London, W1T 1RJ

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Oscar Bar & Restaurant at Charlotte Street Hotel is open all day serving fresh, seasonal cuisine and delicious cocktails.


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