Study Day: Dress for Excess – Fashion in Regency England

Dress for Excess – Fashion in Regency England, held to conincide with the exhibition at Brigton Pavilion, Saturday 24th September 2011

The Exhibition Dress for Excess – Fashion in Regency England runs until 5th February 2012 at the Brighton Pavilion‘s Prince Regent Gallery. It celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Regency Act by looking at the life of George IV as prince, regent and king through fashions of the late Georgian period. Men’s and women’s costumes are displayed throughout the palace exploring themes from George’s life and the stylistic influences of the period. The Southern Counties Costume Society will be holding a study day based on the exhibition on Saturday 24th September – you can become a member of the SCCS or sign up for events as a non-member here. The day will feature a talks by Dress for Excess curator Martin Pel and Professor Lou Taylor.

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