Dressed: The History of Fashion

Dressed: The History of Fashion

With over 7 billion people in the world, we all have one thing in common. Every day we all get dressed. Join Dressed as we explore the social and cultural histories behind the who, what, when of why we wear.... Show More

A feat of Indian craftsmanship and British colonial pageantry, the "peacock dress" was worn by Lady Curzon, Vicereine of India, to the 1903 Delhi Durbar commemorating King Edward VII's ascension to the British throne. Today, we learn why it is still celebrated as as one of the most beautiful and masterfully constructed gowns in the history of fashion.


Recommended reading and viewing:

Cathy Hay's YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jb0jPc-3Nmw

Bernadette Banner's YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMGyfkvY06g

Coronation Durbar, 1903:

https://books.google.com/books?id=xUXRAAAAMAAJ&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&dq=1903%20lady%20curzon%20description&pg=PA110#v=onepage&q&f=false

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