IN FINE STYLE The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion
The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, the Royal Collection Trust.

We worked with Anna Reynolds, the curator of the exhibition helping to source suitable fabrics to display for the visitors touch.
Claire Thornton and Jenny Tiramani were recorded for the audio tablets the visitors could listen to while looking at the paintings. They both gave talks at the joint V&A Royal Collection study day that took place on the 1st June 2013.

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Claire Thornton worked a 1:1 sample of the embroidery motifs decorating the c.1610 waistcoat, on loan from the Fashion Museum, Bath. There is video of Claire working the sample and talking about the skill involved for the visitors’ audio-visual tablets. She also made garments for children to dress up in and have their photographs taken behind a full-length picture frame.


Jenny Tiramani contributed commentaries to some of the portraits on the visitor tablets, including one on the perils of going out in the rain and of wearing clothing with metal thread fabrics and decorations in the Tudor and Stuart periods.

The School ran a hands-on study day Dressing in Fine Style: Ruffled, Laced and Slashed in partnership with the Royal Collection at the Queen’s Gallery on the 22nd June 2013.