Historic Royal Fashion: Dressing for Court

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This article looks into the meaning and social history of court fashion during the 18th Century. Includes images.

National Curriculum Links

  • Supports Art, Craft and Design and Textile Design specifications for OCR, AQA and Edexcel.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the social and cultural context for fashion in the 18th Century royal court.

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Resource Information

Key Stage

KS5 (age 16+)

Subject

Art & Design

Topic

Georgians

Type

For the classroom

Palace

Kensington Palace

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