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Exhibits Development Group reveals Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility costume exhibition

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Exhibits Development Group, a global leader in travelling exhibitions, has announced its latest costume exhibition, Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility, following the success of Dressing Downton and CUT! Costume and the Cinema.

The exhibition will include up to 48 costumes worn by the likes of Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Colin Firth, Dame Judi Dench, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman, and Jonny Lee Miller.

The outfits come from Cosprop Ltd, one of the world’s leading costumiers for film and TV, and will highlight the exhibition’s themes of class, gender and character dynamics in Jane Austen‘s work.

As well as costumes, there will be mannequins, costume accessories, archive materials and backdrops, transporting guests to the Regency era.

Dresses worn by Kate Winslet and Emma Thompson

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Costumes at Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility include:

  • The wedding dress from Emma (1999), worn by Gwyneth Paltrow as Emma Woodhouse, designed by Ruth Myers.
  • The dress from Mansfield Park (2007), worn by Billy Piper as Fanny Price, designed by Mike O’Neill.
  • The cream evening dress from Pride and Prejudice (1995), worn by Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennet, designed by Dinah Collin.
  • The wedding suit from Pride and Prejudice (1995), worn by Colin Firth as Mr Darcy, designed by Dinah Collin.
  • The burgundy dress from Pride and Prejudice (2005), worn by Judi Dench as Lady Catherine de Bourgh, designed by Jacqueline Durran.
  • The green silk ball dress from Sense and Sensibility (1995), worn by Kate Winslet as Marianne Dashwood, designed by Jenny Beavan and John Bright.
  • The lilac ball dress and shawl from Sense and Sensibility (1995), worn by Emma Thompson as Elinor Dashwood, designed by Jenny Beavan and John Bright.

EDG’s A Queen Within has more than 100 items

Another exhibition distributed by EDG is A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes, which features more than 100 items, from fashion and art to photos and video.

The exhibition looks at the seven personality types of a queen or woman, which are: Sage, Enchantress, Explorer, Mother Earth, Heroine, Magician, and Thespian.

queen with adorned archetypes exhibition

Earlier this year, Exhibits Development Group revealed it would be releasing new projects, showcasing its latest exhibits, and promoting its new division at the AAM Annual Meeting & Museum Expo 2019.

Last week, EDG announced the North American debut of ‘Pompeii: The Immortal City’, featuring 100 artworks and artefacts, and interactive and multimedia experiences about the ancient city.

Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility and A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes are now available for booking.

Images: EDG

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