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Fashionable Yorkshire - 500 Years of Style

Fashion Galleries, 17 Mar 31 Dec 2017

Explore the history of fashion through the clothes and personal stories of a selection of Yorkshire women. Discover the individual lives of each of the women — from a rich merchant’s daughter who married a Yorkshire landowner in the 1600s to an art student enjoying the freedom of the 1970s. See the clothes they have worn and find out how their fashion choices can help to reveal how society has changed over the centuries.

Image credit:
Photography Ash Zombola / Model Rosie Nelson / Styling Nina Beresford / Dress Loan Cunnington & Sanderson / Hair and Makeup Kay Spaven / Art Direction The Archipelago

Leeds Museums and Galleries items (left to right): Summer jacket, 1860, worn by Mary Holden Illingworth (1838-1908); Dress, 1881, designed by Charles Frederick Worth and worn by Mary Holden Illingworth; Dress, 1975, designed by Barbara Hulanicki for Biba and worn by Polly Collins.