Dressed for Best

Chertsey Museum, 33 Windsor Street, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 8AT

  • Tue, 25 September 2018 - Sat, 31 August 2019
  • TBC
  • FREE
  • Save to calendar 2018-09-25 00:00:00 2019-08-31 00:00:00 Europe/London Dressed for Best An exploration of dress for formal and royal occasions, featuring the most lavish and spectacular garments from the Olive Matthews Collection.Both men’s and women’s formal day wear, court wear and evening dress dating from the 1700s to the 1900s are displayed. Highlights include but are not limited to a stunning and rare 1897 gown by the House of Worth which was worn to the coronation of Edward VII, a dress worn by Queen Mary and a beautiful 1850s wedding ensemble with both day and eveni... Chertsey Museum, 33 Windsor Street, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 8AT Richard Mason
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An exploration of dress for formal and royal occasions, featuring the most lavish and spectacular garments from the Olive Matthews Collection.

Both men’s and women’s formal day wear, court wear and evening dress dating from the 1700s to the 1900s are displayed. Highlights include but are not limited to a stunning and rare 1897 gown by the House of Worth which was worn to the coronation of Edward VII, a dress worn by Queen Mary and a beautiful 1850s wedding ensemble with both day and evening bodices. None of the above has been displayed before.


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