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History Wardrobe Presents Fairytale Fashion at Scarborough Art Gallery

Fairytale Fashion at Scarborough Art Gallery

Red cloaks and ruby slippers are just two of the treats in store in Fairytale Fashion as costume historians History Wardrobe explore the funny and frightening stories about clothes featured in fairy tales.


Cinderella is the ultimate transformation story. It's also one of the oldest and most popular tales worldwide, with versions from Ancient Egypt, Korea, Mexico and the Caribbean. The Fairytale Fashion Cinderella will be dressed in exquisite replica silk garments for her appearance at the ball – but we're not revealing any images of ‘The Dress’! Her ensemble is set in the 1760s, and it's all been authentically hand-stitched. The gown includes beautiful examples of ribbon embroidery. You can also see a classic 18th century-style wig first hand, and charming silk slippers.

There'll also be a rare opportunity to see an original 18th-century silk skirt. The floral pattern is as gloriously colourful now as when it was first woven 250 years ago.

Following last year’s hugely successful Women and the Great War presentation, History Wardrobe, which specialises in ‘costume-in-context’ presentations, is bringing Fairytale Fashion to Scarborough Art Gallery on Wednesday 11 December.

Join costume historian Lucy Adlington and co-presenter Meridith Towne as they explore the world of fairytale costumes.

Lucy says:

"From Cinderella to Diana via some Disney favourites, watch the story of the 'princess dress' bought to life, with vintage costumes and a magical 18th century Cinderella
 transformation before your very eyes!"

Tickets for the talk, which starts at 6pm, are £15, to include a Christmas cocktail. Places are limited, so booking is recommended. To book, or for further information, please call Scarborough Art Gallery on 01723 374753.

For further information on History Wardrobe, please visit: www.historywardrobe.com

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