Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Saturday 18th August 2018
“Ramsay to Renoir” is a presentation created by Leimomi Oakes using models in historically accurate recreations of garments from famous paintings, from Ramsay's portrait of Queen Charlotte to Renoir's portrait of the actress Jeanne Samary. Oakes has faithfully hand created all of the garments, which will be worn and displayed by live models while she explores the intersection between art and fashion, and the secret messages coded into paintings! This fun and revealing topic has an added element of excitement, as Leimomi will debut a new dress!
The event is a fundraiser for Life Linc; a local charity established by the people of Nelson to provide low cost professional counselling to couples and individuals within the Nelson and Tasman communities.
Leimomi is an internationally renowned costumer & fashion historian. She specialises in recreating historical fashions using period accurate techniques, and in exploring the way historical events and societal mores influenced, and were influenced by, fashion and textiles.
She has presented at events at Government House in Wellington and at Old Government House in Sydney, as well as at numerous New Zealand museums, including Te Papa.