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Study Day - Dressed for Best

Clothing for formal and royal occasions

Join us as we peep behind the velvet curtain at the splendour and strict formalities of the Royal Courts in this fascinating exploration of some of the themes from our current ‘Dressed For Best’ fashion exhibition. Nigel Arch, previously Curator of the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection at Kensington Palace, and Director of Kensington Palace 1984-2012, will give a paper entitled ‘Splendour at Court - Dress for Royal Occasions’. In her talk ‘Three Gowns for Three Crowns’, Grace Evans, Keeper of Costume at Chertsey Museum, will share her research into three significant pieces on display in the ‘Dressed for Best’ exhibition: The ‘House of Worth’ gown, which was worn to Edward VII’s Coronation, The gold and blue Indian brocade dress owned and worn by Queen Mary and the silver Debutante’s gown of 1937.


Time details:

11am to 3pm Lunch not provided.


£15.00 (Friends of Chertsey Museum and members of Southern Counties Costume Society £12.50)