Across the park from Flemings, this summer’s exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace explores the lavish costume of British Monarchs and their court during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Portraits from the Royal Collection show how fashion impacted on life, both in the court and throughout levels of society.
The exhibition displays over 60 of the Royal Collection’s most famous paintings as well as rare surviving jewellery, garments, accessories and armour, showing how clothing conveyed important messages about wealth, social position, marital status and religion.
Both Henry VIII and Elizabeth I enforced laws which dictated the fabrics, colours and types of garments that could be worn at each level of society. Paintings in the exhibition show the most valuable fabrics of the time as worn by the monarchs or their highest courtiers – such as gold cloth, ermine fur and most expensive of all, purple velvet.
If you’re hoping to visit London and Buckingham Palace, Flemings is just a gentle stroll away from Buckingham Palace, on the other side of Green Park. Get in touch with our reservations team for any bookings advice on 0207 499 0000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor & Stuart Fashion
Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace
10 May – 6 Oct
Tickets from £9.25
Last admission 4.30pm
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