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For the series and film Downton Abbey, celebrated jewellery designer Andrew Prince was commissioned to make several jewelled pieces for the main characters, inspiring him to design a talk based on this unique period.
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, Prince will guide you through the extraordinary decades and events between 1890 and 1929, where the great couturiers collaborated with the finest of jewellers to produce jewels and clothes of outstanding quality and glittering opulence. Along with this, he will highlight the clients and patrons who commissioned the jewels, illustrating how the jewels were worn with their sumptuous gowns.