Digital lecture by Patrik Steorn | New fashion products circulated rapidly in Europe as early as the 18th century. A global media – and fashion-oriented popular culture was established, which was characterized by the taste and consumption patterns of the aristocracy and the bourgeoisie. This lecture is about French fashion posters and English fashion caricatures that were imported to Sweden, and how they were received by the Swedish audience.

The lecture, which is free of charge (and in Swedish), is part of the county project »Fashion: Surface with depth – Halland 2021«. Read about the lecture series here (

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Patrik Steorn is director for the Gothenburg Art Museum. He has previously been museum director at Thielska Galleriet in Stockholm and taught and researched art and fashion at Stockholm University. Photo: Carl Ander.