FINE ARTS

Tudor Fashion: Dress at Court

Yale Univ. 2017. 208p. illus. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780300228274. $45. DEC ARTS
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The fashion historian and curator at Historic Royal Palaces and specifically at Hampton Court Palace looks at the way fashion was integral to Tudor rulers such as Queen Elizabeth I to project power and reflect status. Lynn also examines the dress of the lower ranks. As not many examples from this period have survived, the author draws from portraits and paintings of genre scenes of the period as well as modern reconstructions.
VERDICT Well researched with exquisite images, this is a solid choice for people interested in the dress and cultural history of this period.

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