Sudley House showcases costume drama fashion

Date Posted: 10/05/2011

Sudley House in Liverpool will host a new exhibition from the 8th May called Costume Drama: Fashion from 1790 to 1850. Running until the 7th May 2012, it aims to explore the development of fashionable dress between 1790 and 1850.

A period of rapid social, economic and political change, 200 years after the publication of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, visiting groups will be able to see original clothes and accessories from the era. Highlights include a man’s court suit, richly embroidered with multi-coloured silks, and a yellow silk brocade evening dress, from the early 1840s. They will be placed in their wider social and historic contexts through a wide range of contemporary fashion plates, engravings and drawings.

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