Tales from the Royal Wardrobe DVD

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Tales from the Royal Wardrobe Dr. Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces, presents the history of royal fashion. 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 it has always been this way. Exploring ... More
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Tales from the Royal Wardrobe

Dr. Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces, presents the history of royal fashion.

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 it has always been this way.

Exploring the royal wardrobes of our 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.

Producer: Endemol
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
DVI: N
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

4 Reviews
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History B.
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
01/29/21
Interesting connection of Wardrobe to history
Review by History B. on 01/29/21 review stating Interesting connection of Wardrobe to history
The connections of Wardrobe to History are not something one ordinarily thinks of but this video shows how it can influence how people think about the Monarchy in Britain. The design of Elizabeth Is Eyes and ears gown is a good example. Princess Dianas auction was a well-thought out idea- have a Yard Sale to clear out you closet, show how your life is moving on, and most importantly, raise a large amount of money for charity (which was something she was known for!) Changes in fashion also had political implications as demonstrated by Charles IIs simplification of his wardrobe. Well-produced as all PBS programs are.
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Chris B.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
01/29/21
Excellent!
Review by Chris B. on 01/29/21 review stating Excellent!
I love this documentary that really shows how royal clothing really made the man...and woman in England! Well done!
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C B.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
01/29/21
I love LUCY
Review by C B. on 01/29/21 review stating I love LUCY
Lucy Worsley makes history FUN! I love her sense of play and you can tell she loves her subject. Her gleeful joy in presenting English history from behind the curtain and the velvet rope is contagious!! More PLEASE
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Nano N.
Anonymous User
1.0 star rating
07/17/20
great up to Museum of London--then it stops cold!
Review by Nano N. on 07/17/20 review stating great up to Museum of London--then it stops cold!
The first portion was good, but then the dvd stopped!


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