Reconstructing Jane Austen's silk pelisse

5 July 2017 1.00pm 1.45pm


Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)


Hilary Davidson, Historian and Curator of Fashion, Honorary Associate at the University of Sydney


Janet Walwyn | 01865 287156 | Janet Walwyn |


What did Jane Austen wear? The only known garment associated with the beloved author is a brown silk pelisse-coat in the collection of Hampshire Council. Like a detective story, a project to recreate the pelisse allowed a rich investigation into the history, context and physical qualities of the coat, and revealed new information about the object–and the wearer.


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