dressing_tudors

Lady Mary Talbot is preparing to attend a night of dancing and entertainment at a royal masque. See her transformation from informal undress to full court dress and witness the many layers of clothing and careful arranging required to achieve the extreme fashions favoured by late 16th century courtiers. A silkwoman from London, Dorothy Speckhard, helps (and hinders) Lady Mary’s preparations with all manner of fancy goods (very like the ones she supplies to the queen) from her shop. Their discussions of starch, spangles and supportasses give a glimpse of the labour behind the luxury of aristocratic dress.

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“Fantastic showmanship”

Lisa Little, Strangers Hall Museum, Norwich
21 April 2015
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22 February 2015
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