Ceremony and Splendour: A History of Coronation Dress and Jewels

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Ceremony and Splendour: A History of Coronation Dress and Jewels with Caroline de Guitaut, Deputy Surveyor of The King’s Works of Art


Please join The Creative Dimension Trust in the elegant surroundings of Clothworkers’ Hall for a glass of Fortnum & Mason champagne followed by a talk on Coronations. 100% of the proceeds will go to future workshops for our young students. Focusing on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, this lecture will explore the origins, design and evolution of Coronation dress and jewels – from richly embroidered fashionable dresses and magnificent robes to the Crown Jewels worn on these momentous and glittering occasions.

Caroline de Guitaut is Deputy Surveyor of The King’s Works of Art at Royal Collection Trust, responsible for a collection of over 700,000 works of art including furniture, sculpture, jewellery and fashion and textiles. Curator of numerous Royal Collection exhibitions and author of accompanying catalogues, her publications include Fabergé in the Royal Collection (2003), Royal Fabergé (2011), Diamonds a Jubilee Celebration (2012), The Queen’s Coronation 1953 (2013) and Russia: Art, Royalty and the Romanovs (2018). Caroline is a trustee of the Hermitage Foundation UK and the Royal Yacht Britannia Trust.

Clothworkers’ Hall
Dunster Court, London EC3R 7AH
£25 per person
(includes a glass of Fortnum & Mason champagne on arrival)

Book here.

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