16th century, 17th century, books, exhibitions

Tudor/Stuart Fashion Exhibition & Book

From May to October, Buckingham Palace will hold the exhibition:  In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion.

From the site:

This exhibition explores the sumptuous costume of British monarchs and their court during the 16th and 17th centuries through portraits in the Royal Collection. During this period fashion was central to court life and was an important way to display social status. Royalty and the elite were the tastemakers of the day, often directly influencing the styles of fashionable clothing.

In Fine Style follows the changing fashions of the period, demonstrates the spread of styles internationally and shows how clothing could convey important messages. Including works by Hans Holbein the Younger, Nicholas Hilliard, Van Dyck and Peter Lely, the exhibition brings together over 60 paintings, as well as drawings, garments, jewellery, accessories and armour.

A book related to the exhibit is forthcoming, written by the curator of paintings at the Royal Collection:

It looks like I may be in the UK this June, so I’m hoping to catch this exhibit while I’m there!

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  • Reply Kate in England January 11, 2013 at 4:36 am

    Might tie in nicely with the V&A’s Treasures of the Royal Courts – Tudors, Stuarts and the Russian Tsars!

  • Reply Isis January 11, 2013 at 7:05 am

    Oh, I REALLY need that book! :)

  • Reply Trystan January 11, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Totally going to this!

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