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STYLE & SOCIETY: Dressing the Georgians

Canongate, The Royal Mile
March 22 @ 9:00 am - September 22 @ 4:30 pm
£1 – £10

This exciting exhibition explores what the Georgians wore, from the practical dress of laundry maids to the glittering gowns worn at court.

Discover what fashion can tell us about life in 18th-century Britain, a revolutionary period of trade, travel and technology which fuelled fashion trends across all levels of society. Delve into the Georgians’ style story and get up close to magnificent paintings, prints and drawings by artists including Gainsborough, Zoffany and Hogarth, as well as luxurious textiles, sparkling jewellery, and a range of accessories from snuff boxes to swords.

The exhibition reveals how the Georgians ushered in many of the cultural trends we know today, including the first stylists and influencers, the birth of a specialised fashion press and the development of shopping as a leisure activity.

The exhibition is taking place at The King’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse formerly known as The Queen’s Gallery.


Start: March 22 @ 9:00 am
End: September 22 @ 4:30 pm
Cost: £1 – £10
Event CategoryOther Events


Venue Name: Palace of Holyroodhouse
Address: Canongate, The Royal Mile
Edinburgh, EH8 8DX United Kingdom

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Organizer Name: Royal Collection Trust