Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (by May 19): $160
Regular Price (after May 19): $176
Long before she put on widow’s weeds, Queen Victoria played many roles—novice sovereign, eligible bachelorette, bride, and young mother—and for each role she dressed the part. Through art and dress history, this seminar will chart the changes in Queen Victoria’s public image across the first phase of her reign (1837-1850), the time so vividly portrayed in ITV Studios series Victoria, to reveal that the famously unfashionable queen knew how to dress for success. Four sessions.
Debra N. Mancoff, Newberry Scholar-in-Residence and author of Fashion Muse; Danger! Women Artists at Work; and Icons of Beauty: Art, Culture, and the Image of Women, writes on art, fashion, and culture.
Julia Baird, Victoria: The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire. Random House. ISBN: 9781400069880 (Hardcover)
You do not need to prepare anything for the first class session.
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.