‘Clothes Make the Queen: The Linchpin of Beauty, Royalty, & Power’ Webinar
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Queens throughout history have used what they wear to convey messages about their beauty, royalty, and power. From pharaoh Hatshepsut’s false beard to Marie Antoinette’s extravagant gowns, it’s time to dive into the fascinating stories of how queens across continents and time periods have dressed the part — and how their position in the public eye allowed them to speak using their appearance as much as their words.
Join New York Adventure Club for a digital journey through the lives and wardrobes of queens throughout history, whose outfits singlehandedly bolstered or weakened their position on the throne.
Led by fashion historian Caroline Elenowitz-Hess, our virtual showcase of the fashions of queens throughout history will include:
- A close look at how portraits of Queen Elizabeth I used dress to elevate her family, wealth, youth, and military might
- Royal fashion scandals, such as the “Affair of the Necklace” and Princess Diana’s “Revenge Dress”
- A discussion of how queens as different as Chinese Empress Cixi and Idia, the first Queen Mother of Benin, used their attire to show power
- Examples of iconic gowns worn by queens such as Queen Victoria, Tsarina Alexandra of Russia, and Queen Elizabeth II
Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A with Caroline — any and all questions about queens and their fashion are welcomed and encouraged!
Can’t make it live? Don’t worry, you’ll have access to the full replay for one week!
See you there, virtually!
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***A full replay of the experience will be available to all registered guests for up to a week
Caroline Elenowitz-Hess is an independent fashion historian based in New York City. Caroline worked for several years as a fashion designer before pursuing her MA in Fashion Studies from Parsons. She previously received a BA in English Literature from Yale University and an AAS in Fashion Design from FIT. Most recently, Caroline has been a curatorial intern at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and at the Museum at FIT. Her research is focused on definitions of femininity in the twentieth century in France and the United States.Buy tickets/get more info now