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Tales from the Royal Wardrobe

  • Documentary and factual
  • History
  • 2014
  • Nick Gillam-Smith
  • 59 mins

Summary

Today, few people's clothes attract as much attention as the royal family, but this is not a modern-day paparazzi-inspired obsession. Historian Dr. Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces reveals that it has always been this way. Exploring the royal wardrobes of our kings and queens over the last four hundred years, Lucy shows this isn't just a public fascination, but an important and powerful message from the monarchs. From Elizabeth I to the present Queen Elizabeth II, Lucy explains how the royal wardrobe's significance goes far beyond the cut and color of the clothing. Royal fashion is, and has always been regarded as a very personal statement to reflect their power over the reign. Most kings and queens have carefully choreographed every aspect of their wardrobe; for those who have not, there have sometimes been calamitous consequences. As much today as in the past, royal fashion is as much about politics as it is about elegant attire.

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Cast

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Self - PresenterLucy Worsley
Self - Curator, Museum of LondonBeatrice Behlen
Self - Royal College of FashionShaun Cole
Self - Editor in Chief, Christie's PublishingMeredith Etherington-Smith
Self - Curator, The Cromwell MuseumJohn Goldsmith
Self - Art Historian, University College LondonKaren Hearn
Self - Curator, Historic Royal PalacesEleri Lynn
Self - Curator, Historic Royal PalacesDeirdre Murphy
Self - AuthorAustin Mutti-Mewse
Curator Hardy AmiesAustin Mutti-Mewse
Self - Curator, Victoria and Albert MuseumSusan North

Crew

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DirectorNick Gillam-Smith
EditorFred Hart

Details

Released on
2014-07-07
Languages
English
Formats
Colour
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