About this learning resource
A detailed look at one of the treasures of the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection, a beautiful man’s silk court coat from the 1790s.
Eleri Lynn, Curator, Historic Royal Palaces and Dr Sally Tuckett, Lecturer in Dress and Textile Histories at the University of Glasgow look at the fabric and embroidery in close up and discuss the importance of dressing for court, where your clothes could be your ticket to the inner circle.
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Supports Art, Craft and Design and Textile Design specifications for OCR, AQA and Edexcel.
- Understand the importance of dressing at court in the 18th Century.
- See historic fabrics and embroidery close up.
- Discover historic embroidery techniques.
- KS5 (age 16+)
- Art & Design
- For the classroom
- Kensington Palace
Dr Sally Tuckett, University of Glasgow, describes why the study of fashion and dress is so useful for social historians.
Contains two design briefs and related activities as part of a self-led research visit to the King’s State Apartments at Kensington Palace.