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Tales from the Royal Wardrobe DVD


Today, few people's clothes attract as much attention as the British Royal family, but this is not a modern-day paparazzi-inspired obsession. Historian Dr. Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, reveals that is has always been this way.

Exploring the royal wardrobes of out kings and queens over the last 400 years, Dr. Worsley shows this isn't just a public fascination with what the royals choose to wear, but also a carefully orchestrated piece of theater managed by the royals themselves to control the right image and project the right message to their subjects.

From Elizabeth I to the present Queen Elizabeth II, Dr. Worsley explains how the royal wardrobe's significance goes far beyond the fashions and personal statement of each monarch - they each reflect the ever-changing relationship of the monarchy to their people. As Dr. Worsley discovers, the kings and queens who have not carefully choreographed every aspect of their wardrobe have paid the price. As timeless as the monarchy itself, royal fashion is, and always has been, as much about politics as it is about the cut.

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This DVD accompanies the upcoming exhibition "Costuming THE CROWN" at Winterthur, March 30, 2019 - January 5, 2020.

From the dazzling gold of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation robe to the simple sophistication of Princess Margaret’s wedding dress, from the majesty of royal crowns and tiaras to the comfort of clothes worn in private family moments, "Costuming THE CROWN" will feature 40 iconic costumes from the beloved Emmy® award-winning Netflix series, a dramatized history of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

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