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19 September 2019FROM DOWNTON TO GATSBY: JEWELLERY AND FASHION 1890 to 1929
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FROM DOWNTON TO GATSBY: JEWELLERY AND FASHION 1890 to 1929 Andrew Prince, jewellery craftsman, historian and lecturer Thursday 19 September 2019

For the series ‘Downton Abbey’ Andrew was commissioned to make jewels for the main characters and this inspired him to create a talk based on Downton and the changing styles of jewels and fashion portrayed.

Jewellery and Fashion are often seen as two entirely separate and distinct fields of design, but this is very far from the case. In his talk Andrew guides us through the extraordinary periods and events between 1890 and 1929, where the great couturiers collaborated with the finest jewellers to produce jewels of outstanding quality and glitteing opulence.

Along with this he discusses the clients and patrons who commissioned the jewels, and shows how they were worn with the sumptuous gowns.