Sunday, 19 March, 2 sittings, at 1.30pm and 4.30pm
With its walls covered with artworks by some of the foremost fashion interpreters of the 1920s and 30s, Gatsby's Room is a most fitting setting for a series of Afternoon Tea Talks & Live Illustration Demonstrations by the best-known fashion illustrators of the present day, whose works have graced the front covers and pages of the leading fashion journals worldwide.
Join us on Sunday 19th March for a fashionable event with award-winning fashion and lifestyle illustrator Jason Brooks, whose work is held in many private collections around the world as well as V&A's permanent archive.
Guests are invited to enjoy a Full English Afternoon Tea with a glass of 2018 Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs in Gatsby's Room. One guest per booking will have her own personal portrait drawn by Jason during the afternoon; this original, signed portrait, made on fine art paper, can be taken home as a Mother's Day gift.
Jason will be interviewed by Connie Gray, the lead curator for Gray M.C.A Gallery, and a specialist in the history of 20th century fashion illustration and the history of French Haute Couture.
Price: £95 per person, including Full English Afternoon Tea with a glass of 2018 Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs and one signed personal portrait
First Sitting: 1.30pm
Second Sitting: 4.30pm
Location: The Gatsby's Room at The Beaumont
Jason Brooks began working regularly for British Vogue while still a student at London's prestigious St Martin's College. After winning the 'Vogue Sotheby's Cecil Beaton Award' for fashion illustration, he went on to study at the Royal College of Art before forging a career in fashion and lifestyle illustration.
Today he conjures a glamorous world of the imagination, an idealised reflection of our own, through the images he creates and has become a leading artist in his field. Jason Brooks' depictions of fashion, design, travel, architecture and interiors have led to the creation of his own distinctive visual language.
The beautiful parallel universe that Brooks presents in his work has attracted a wide range of luxury brands including work with Chanel, Tiffany & Co, Lancôme, Virgin Atlantic, Veuve Clicquot, Lucasfilm and Super Yachts Monaco.