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Historic royal fashion

Term-long project pack for design students

Term-long project pack for design students

About this learning resource

Format: PDF

Two design briefs and a series of related activities for use by teachers and students as part of a self-led research visit to the King’s State Apartments at Kensington Palace. These briefs could be used as the starting point for an Autumn project or as the basis for the longer, main coursework project (Personal Investigation).

National Curriculum links

  • Supports Art, Craft and Design and Textile Design specifications for OCR, AQA and Edexcel and Arts Award Bronze, Silver and Gold.

Learning objectives

  • To develop an understanding of Georgian design.
  • To make links between Georgian fashion and ideas and modern designers.
  • To use Georgian fashion and design as inspiration for creative work.

Resource Information

Key Stage

  • KS5 (age 16+)

Subjects

  • Art & Design

Topic

  • Georgians

Type

  • For your visit

Palace

  • Kensington Palace
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Download an editable Georgian to Victorian Family Tree for Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5. Use key facts, activities and historic sources to explore the Kings and Queens from George I to Victoria. 

Key Stage

  • Home Educators
  • KS2 (age 7-11)
  • KS3 (age 11-14)
  • KS4 (age 15-16)
  • KS5 (age 16+)
  • International

Subject

  • History

Topic

  • Georgians
  • Victorians

Dr Sally Tuckett, University of Glasgow, describes why the study of fashion and dress is so useful for social historians.

Key Stage

  • KS5 (age 16+)

Subject

  • Art & Design

Topic

  • Georgians

A detailed look at historic royal fashion. Examine one of the treasures of the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection, a beautiful man’s silk court coat from the 1790s.

Key Stage

  • KS5 (age 16+)

Subject

  • Art & Design

Topic

  • Georgians