Fashion Resources

The King’s Gallery, looking west. Showing a Tyvek figure dressed in black, representing King George II following the death of his wife, Queen Caroline.

Kensington Palace: Secondary Schools Route Guide

Key Stage 5
Subject: Art and Design, Textiles
Topic: Georgians, Fashion
Format: PDF

Muslin sack-back court dress, detail. Showing a view of the upper front of the dress. White Indian cotton muslin embroidered with trailing sprays of flowers and leaves in silver wire and silver strip, trimmed with silver lace and gimp. Photographed on a black background.

The sack-back was a fashionable 18th-century gown with the fabric at the back arranged in box pleats at the shoulders, falling loose to the ground with a slight train. The dress would have been worn with a wide square hoop under the petticoat.

Historic Royal Fashion: Dressing for Court Fact Sheet

Key Stage 5
Subject: Art and Design, Textiles
Topic: Georgians, Fashion
Format: PDF

Detail of a gentlema's court coat c.1790

Historic Royal Fashion: Term-Long Project Pack for Design Students

Key Stage 5
Subject: Art and Design, Textiles
Topic: Georgians, Fashion
Format: PDF

Gentleman's court coat of ivory silk satin, c. 1770

Georgian Court Coat in depth: Video

Key Stage 5
Subject: Art and Design, Textiles
Topic: Georgians
Format: Video

Oval portraits depicting King George II, Queen Caroline and their children.

From George I to George V: Family Tree

Key Stage 5
Subject: History
Topic: Georgians
Format: PDF

Gentleman's court coat (detail) of ivory silk satin

Historic Royal Fashion: Short Project Pack for Design Students

Key Stage 5
Subject: Art and Design, Textiles
Topic: Georgians, Fashion
Format: PDF

The Rockingham mantua. Silk satin dress on black background.

Historic Royal Fashion: The Mantua Fact Sheet

Key Stage 5
Subject: Art and Design, Textiles
Topic: Georgians, Fashion
Format: PDF

Photo of The King's Gallery at Kensington Palace

Historic Royal Fashion: Georgian Timeline

Key Stage 5
Subject: Art and Design, Textiles
Topic: Georgians
Format: PDF

Interview with Dr Sally Tuckett on historic royal fashion

Key Stage 5
Subject: Art and Design, Textiles
Topic: Georgians
Format: Video