With the popularity of recent TV shows such as Bridgerton and Sanditon, Regency fashion has seen a resurgence in popularity, illustrated by fashion trends like ‘Regencycore’.
The long Regency period, spanning the years 1795 and 1825, witnessed social and cultural shifts that were characterised by the distinctive fashions of the period – a simple, classic silhouette for women and tailored breeches and coats for men.
This afternoon course, delivered by Victoria Haddock, will aim to dispel the fiction from fact by giving an overview of one of Britain’s most distinctive fashion eras, using fashion plates, paintings, and examples of historic garments from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum’s own collection.
Victoria Haddock has an MA in the History of Design and Material Culture from the University in Brighton, where her dissertation focused on the topic of fashion tie-ins inspired by film costumes during the 1930s. She is a freelance writer and researcher who has written and presented on a number of areas of dress history. She works as the Collections Officer at Brunel’s SS Great Britain, having previously worked for the Gallery of Costume, Platt Hall, the National Trust’s Killerton House, and Zenzie Tinker Conservation Ltd.
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