Ramsay to Renoir
‘Ramsay to Renoir’ is a fundraiser for Life Linc; a charitable organisation that provides very low cost professional counselling to couples and individuals within Nelson and Tasman.
Using live models wearing historically accurate recreations of garments from famous paintings, from Ramsay’s portrait of Queen Charlotte to Renoir’s portrait of the actress Jeanne Samary, historian Leimomi Oakes will explore the intersection between art and fashion, and the secret messages coded into paintings through the clothing depicted.
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.
Leimomi’s talks are informative and entertaining, and have been delivered to audiences at Government House in Wellington, Old Government House in Sydney, as well as at numerous museums, including Te Papa.