Stunning pelisse from the Olive Matthews Collection at the
Chertsey Museum, currently on display in this exhibit.
Photo linked from CraftsCouncil.org.uk.
Further information on "Revolutionary Fashion 1790-1820" can be found on Fairfax House's blog, in this article from The Press, and in this neat little press release from the University of York. And for additional photos of many of the items on display, be sure to check out the official photo gallery! Now if only we can convince them to produce a catalog...:-)
Painted leather slippers made by Brucknell for Princess Amelia.
Photo linked from The Press.
This coming Wednesday, the 28th of September, Fairfax House is hosting a fashion seminar as a special event to coincide with the exhibit. Entitled "Ridicules and Indispensibles: Fashion and a War of Words in Late Georgian England," the talk will explore the shift from the tie-on pocket so ubiquitous to the 18th century to the hand-held reticule, and address the charged political and social ramifications of this "newest" fashion accessory. For more information and for tickets. follow the link above. This sounds fascinating and I so wish I could go! If anyone does, do please let us know how it is and what is discussed!