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Breeches Bonnets and Bags: British Fashion in Art through the centuries

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The Menuhin Hall

Stoke d'Abernon

Cobham

KT11 3QQ

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Portraits provide a fascinating insight into the changing styles of dress over the centuries. This lecture by Rosalind Whyte follows the different fashions as revealed in paintings, looking at dress and accessories, and some of the more ridiculous styles of fashion from the 16th century to the 19th century. It focuses particularly on fashion in England, but looks also at some contrasting Continental fashions. In times when Sumptuary Laws prescribed what you could wear, according to your status in society, fashion was much less of a personal choice and more a reflection of social standing.

Coffee at 10am, lecture 10.30 - noon, followed by a complimentary glass of wine or juice

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