The Regency Wardrobe collection

The Garments:

Please click on each outfit to read more about it

Dressed for Court

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Symphony of Stars @ The Royal Pavilion

Dressed for a ball; inspired by a battle:

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Rise and Fall of Empire

@ Worthing Museum

 

Fading Glory

@ Worthing Museum

Admiral Sir Robert Smart

@ The Royal Pavilion

Dressed for Promenading

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Delicate 

 @ The Royal Pavilion   

Linked to History

@ The Royal Pavilion

 Loops, Buttons and Trim 

@ Worthing Museum  

Extracts from four Broadside ballads were specially researched, sung and recorded by Jennifer Reid as part of this project. 

"Broadside ballads are best placed in the category of street songs. They were very popular during the Regency and Victorian eras. The street was where people could air grievances, settle business and meet each other."

- Jennifer Reid

 

See the three walking dresses light up when the singing ends - please click on the video above

For more about the ballad commission please click here and scroll to the bottom of the page

To listen to Egyptian Wedding - about Napoleon's military intentions - please click the play button below.

Egyptian Wedding

Dressed for a gathering; shown in silhouette:

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Wallflower

@ The Royal Pavilion                                           

Mermaid (in Silver)

@ The Royal Pavilion

Mermaid (in bronze)

@ The Royal Pavilion

The five silhouette dresses, inspired by the Regency art of the paper cut silhouette are attributed to five real women who lived close to each other in the early 1800's and who all attended a Ball held at The Royal Pavilion, we believe they would therefore have known each other socially. To read more please click here

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Looking East

        @The Royal Pavilion               

Of Frills and Feathers

@ The Royal Pavilion

The Accompanying Wall Hangings:

The decoration on each of the silhouette dresses is inspired by a wall covering from one of the rooms at The Royal Pavilion. Drawn and embroidered wall-hangings were created to accompany each dress or pair of dresses.

A number of the pieces in The Regency Wardrobe collection are for sale, including the wall hangings, to vew please click here

Or to enquire further please click here

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“O Attic shape! Fair attitude! with brede

Of marble men and maidens overwrought,

With forest branches and the trodden weed;

Thou, silent form, dost tease us out of thought

As doth eternity: Cold Pastoral!

When old age shall this generation waste,

Thou shalt remain, in midst of other woe

Than ours, a friend to man, to whom thou say'st,

"Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all

Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know."

 

John keats Ode to a Grecian Urn

May 1819

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Fabulous Beasts  

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Pagoda

The Wall-hangings are inspired by imagery on the walls of the Royal Pavilion in:

The Banqueting Hall  

The William IV Room  

The King's Apartments

The Music Room

The Accessories:

Please click on each image below to read about the piece

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Weeping Willow

@ The Royal Pavilion

Wildflowers

@ The Royal Pavilion

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Eating Bees

@ Worthing Museum

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Suspended beauty

@ The Royal Pavilion

Forget-me-not

@ The Royal Pavilion

Eyes of the Dragon

@ Worthing Museum

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Bejewelled

@ The Royal Pavilion

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A little Ridicule

@ Worthing Museum

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Atishoo

@ The Royal Pavilion

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Filigree

@ The Royal Pavilion

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The White Peacock

@ Worthing Museum

Wrapped in Birds

& Butterflies

@ Worthing

Museum

1835

@ Worthing Museum

The White Peacock