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Grayson Perry wearing his 2019 robes

UAL film release: The Making of Grayson’s 2019 Robes

Written by Anna Tsekouras
Published date 17 July 2019

UAL has released the official film of The Making of Grayson’s Robes – an inside look at the drama behind the design that went into crafting Turner Prize-winner, Grayson Perry’s 2019 #UALGrads Chancellor robes.

Watch the full film on YouTube

The film follows Grayson, as he pores over hundreds of eclectic designs submitted from all UAL students, vying to top last year’s crowing graduation robes.

Chosen for her highly detailed samples, eye for colour and spectacular dramatic vision – watch as Grayson selects London College of Fashion MA Costume Design for Performance student, Rachele Terrinoni.

“Impressed with the high quality of the designs,” Grayson says: “it was the hardest judging year” by far as it showed off “the design talent of UAL”.

Helping Grayson shortlist this year’s designs was London College of Fashion’s Associate Dean: School of Design and Technology, John Lau who advised on the design elements of the couture robes.

Go inside Grayson’s personal studio as he discusses the robes’ form, fit and flare – as he looks to embody a regal prince, with an emphasis on creating a bold and daring silhouette.

Racing against the clock, see how Rachele enlists the help of Specialist technician: Garment technology, London College of Fashion, Navin Patel – to bring the robes to life.

The ceremonies will be streamed live on mygraduationfilm and live-tweeted under the hashtag #UALGrads