Fashion and Fiction: Chris Riddell at the V&A Museum

Fashion and Fiction: Chris Riddell at the V&A Museum
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Lecture Theatre, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL
    Victoria and Albert Museum
    Victoria and Albert Museum Lecture Theatre Cromwell Road London, SW7 2RL UNITED KINGDOM
  • 03/12/2016 14:30 - 03/12/2016 15:30

Children’s Laureate, author and illustrator Chris Riddell is known for his exquisite and intricate drawings and engaging characters, enchanting adults and children alike. In this special family Fashion and Fiction event, join Chris in conversation with Rosie Goldsmith as he tells the stories behind beloved and award-winning creations such as Goth Girl and Ottoline. He also talks about his collaborations with Neil Gaiman, Paul Stewart, and Russell Brand. Expect a journey through a world of fantastical fashion and detailed design, complete with live drawing.

Chris Riddell, the 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate, is an accomplished artist and the political cartoonist for the Observer. He has enjoyed great acclaim for his books for children. His books have won a number of major prizes, including the 2001, 2004 and 2016 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse won the Costa Children's Book Award 2013. His previous work for Macmillan includes the bestselling Ottoline books, The Emperor of Absurdia, and, with Paul Stewart, the Muddle Earth books, the Scavenger series and the Blobheads series. Chris lives in Brighton with his family.