Berta Pavlov

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18th Century Chintz Banyans: Mapping Patterns at the Royal Ontario Museum

Explore the creation of three 18th century gentleman’s informal chintz gowns (banyans) from the ROM’s permanent collection with Gervers Fellow Berta Pavlov. This illustrated talk traces the process of textile and garment pattern design, recreated through careful examination of these beautiful and fashionable garments at the ROM.

About the Fellow: 

Berta Pavlov is Professor at the Center for Arts, Design & Information Technology at George Brown College, teaching in both the Undergraduate and Graduate programs. She has over 30 years experience working as a patternmaker and technical illustrator within the Toronto fashion industry. Pavlov researched patterns and sewing techniques for the ROM’s exhibition Christian Dior and it’s accompanying publication Christian Dior, History and Modernity. Berta Pavlov is the 2020 Veronika Gervers research Fellow.

Authored by: Kait Sykes

Authored by: Kait Sykes