Dressed to Thrill

Portrait Gallery Salon: Dressed to Thrill

The magnificence of the portrait gallery architecture served as a spectacular backdrop to this evening of performances, demonstrations and music relating to 16th and 17th century costume and fashion.
In this film, we spoke to renowned costume designer and historian Jenny Tiramani about portraiture and how it helps inform our understanding of fashions from this time. We also spoke to some of the models from the night about their own experience of being clothed in period dress.