Fashion & Cinema
Life Journeys: In Conversation with Michele Clapton
Sunday 29th May, 4.30pm
Our series of Fashion & Cinema: Life Journeys continues on Sunday 29th May. Join us as The Soho Hotel welcomes Emmy and Academy award-winning British costume designer Michele Clapton, in conversation with writer and curator, Keith Lodwick.
The visionary behind many iconic film & TV series of the last two decades, Clapton is best known for her costume credits on Game of Thrones, The Crown, Mamma Mia - Here We Go Again and The King’s Man.
As the principal costume designer behind the world-famous series Game of Thrones, Clapton captured the hearts and the imagination of millions around the world. The series’ legacy is a testimony to Clapton’s unwavering attention to detail. Whether designing a fur coat for the Mother of Dragons or a coronation gown for Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix’s The Crown, Michele Clapton knows that clothes often make the story.
Hear from Michele in this special In Conversation on her life’s works, her approach to pushing boundaries and why it is so important to hold onto a vision. The talk will be followed by a screening of Michele’s chosen film Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, where the star-filled, seventies-inspired Abba-musical sequel proved to be both rewarding, challenging and a chance to do something different. Starring Meryl Streep, Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Colin Firth and Pierce Brosnan.
£35 per person including a glass of wine on arrival, 'In Conversation' and screening
£65 per person including a glass of wine on arrival, 'In Conversation', screening and three course lunch or dinner before or after the event in Refuel Restaurant.
Michele Clapton is an award-winning costume designer who has worked in film and television for twenty years. She has received considerable acclaim for her work on Game of Thrones, winning five Emmy Awards, a BAFTA, and four Costume Designers Guild Awards. Clapton also created costumes for The Crown, for which she won an Emmy Award, a BAFTA, and a Costume Designers Guild Award. Her other television credits include Sense and Sensibility, Casanova, and The Devil’s Whore, for which she won a BAFTA. Her film work includes Queen of the Desert, Ali and Nino, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, The Secret Garden, and Kingsman: The Great Game. She was awarded the NYWIFT Designing Women Award in 2019.
Keith Lodwick is a curator, writer, and historian. He is the former Curator of Theatre and Screen Arts at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. At the V&A, Keith curated Vivien Leigh: Public Faces, Private Lives and was the V&A assistant curator for the major exhibition Hollywood Costume, one of the most successful exhibitions in the museum’s history. Keith has contributed to a wide range of publications including Oliver Messel: In the Theatre of Design, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty and Shoe Reels: The History and Philosophy of Footwear in Film.