A guide to The Regency Wardrobe collection in pictures and text.
This paper back book is 80 silk textured pages long and describes each of the 28 pieces in the collection in detail alongside beautifully presented images. It also includes an introduction to 300 Years of Shoes the collection, showing the first 5 shoes produced as part of that collection inspired by the decades: 1720, 1795, 1835, 1900, 2020. Attributes of Regency fashion are complimented by and contrasted to that of the Victorian era by the inclusion of details about Lady of The House, a dress from Maison De Papier the collection.
This guide gives a detailed overview of the two and half years of research that went into designing and making The Regency Wardrobe collection which is produced entirely from paper and thread and was inspired by the period of the Regency era (1795 - 1837). This research includes details of fashion history, national and international history, social history - that is, research into the lives of specific individuals living in the early nineteenth century - and buildings and locations around the Brighton area, the coastal seat of The Prince Regent. It was conducted with support from: Jill Vigus; Firle Place, Sussex; The Regency Town House, Hove; Chertsey Museum; Worthing Museum; The Royal Pavilion, Brighton; Bath Fashion Museum; The National Maritime Museum; The Fan Museum; The National Trust fashion collection at Killerton House; The V&A Clothworkers centre; The National Army Museum; Stephanie Selmayr and Past Pleasures