About this learning resource
Dr Sally Tuckett, Lecturer in Dress and Textile Histories, University of Glasgow describes her interest in historic fashion. She explains why the study of fashion and dress is so useful for social historians and what the study of royal and court dress tells us.
Exam board links
Supports Art, Craft and Design and Textile Design specifications for OCR, AQA and Edexcel.
- Understand that historic fashion can teach us about the past.
- Understand the role that royal courts have historically had in creating fashion.
- Understand why Kensington Palace is important in the history of royal fashion.
- KS5 (age 16+)
- Art & Design
- For the classroom
- Kensington Palace
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.
Contains two design briefs and related activities as part of a self-led research visit to the King’s State Apartments at Kensington Palace.