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Title: Filigree

Collection: The Regency Wardrobe

Garment: Woman’s bonnet

Materials: quilling paper strips, tissue paper, card

Size: Life size


In La Belle Assemblée in 1806 a contributor wrote: “It is utterly impossible to describe what is most fashionable...a lady is not considered fashionable if she appears in public for two successive days in the same bonnet.” She was describing the fact that by the middle of that decade a bewildering v