The World of Jane Austen comes to Stockton Central Library
Ever wondered what Napoleon Bonaparte’s wife wore? I will present an interactive talk on Jane Austen style costumes includes a gold-encrusted gown inspired by the clothes worn by the EmpressJosephine herself, together with other accessories and afternoon dresses.
Please find details below
Enter the World of Jane Austen – Regency Costume – A very interesting, lively, humorous and informative lecture by Julia Soares-McCormick about the design and construction of gowns worn during the Regency period. Beautifully costumed mannequins will accompany the talk. Included are an ornate gold-encrusted court gown inspired by clothes worn by Empress Josephine, wife of Napoleon Bonaparte – A very pretty white cotton afternoon dress fit for Jane Austen worn with bonnet, chemisette and spencer. Also included is a sumptuous lilac silk ball gown embellished with gold and lilac guipure lace – it is worn with a turban, fan and gloves – a stunning outfit fit for the Netherfield Ball! Underwear and accessories worn during this period will also be included. A ‘Question and Answer’ session is included at the end of the talk.
The event is being held at Stockton Central Library on Tuesday 3rd December from 6:30pm till 8pm. Tickets cost £6 each and must be bought in advance. To get your ticket visit the Visitor Information Centre in Stockton High Street or phone 01642 528130
For more information view :http://events.stockton.gov.uk/libraries/the-world-of-jane-austin/