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Royal Threads: Historical Representations in Costume Design

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Dr. Minjung Lee, visiting scholar at University of California Davis, outlines the evolution of traditional attire throughout Korean history, reveals her research methods, and shares tales about her career as a costume designer for KBS television dramas.


Royal Threads: Historical Representations in Costume Design

 with

Dr. Minjung Lee
visiting scholar in the department of Textiles and Clothing at the University of California

 

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6:30 PM | Reception & Talk

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About the Speaker

Minjung Lee  is currently a visiting scholar in the department of Textiles and Clothing at the University of California, Davis. Before coming to the U.S. in 2015, she worked as a costume designer in the wardrobe department of  KBS Artsvision in Seoul, Korea, from 2002 to 2014. During this time, she specialized in period drama costumes. Her major works include Empress Cheon- chu: The Iron Empress (2007), King Geunchogo: The King of Legend (2010), The Princess’ Man (2011), Jeon-woo-chi (2013), and Gamgyeoksidae: Inspiring Generation (2014).  Dr. Lee received an Art Award for her work on King Geunchogo: The King of Legend by Korean Broadcasting System Artsvision in 2011.

She began her career as a costume designer in Seoul with a B.A. and M.S. in Clothing and Textiles from Seoul National University. Her Master’s thesis is Ritual Robes at Tai’myo Rite in Early Koryo Dynasty (2002). Dr. Lee earned her doctorate by exploring 20th century modern Korean costumes. Her doctoral dissertation is Dress and Ideology During the 20th century of Korea: Focused On Japanese Colonial Period and Park Chung-Hee’s Regime (2010).

Recently, she is studying the field of fashion, media, and cultural studies. She has presented several papers including “Fashioning Identity and Ideology in Gamgyuksidae” for the Fashion in Fiction conferencein Hong Kong (July 2014) and “When is a Skirt National?: The Popularization of the Wolnamchima in South Korea During and After the Vietnam War” for the International Textiles and Apparel Association in Santa Fe (Nov 2015).

 

 

 

 


 

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