Sept. 20, 2018

Episode 2: Barbaric Splendour – The Devonshire House Ball, 1897

In the second episode of a new series that explores the prevalence, potency and politics of fancy dress costume, Lucy Clayton and Dr Benjamin Wild discuss the Devonshire House Ball. Held on 2 July 1897 to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee …

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Sept. 12, 2018

Episode 1: Who’s Laughing Now? - Fancy Dress in Protest

In the first of a new series that looks at the social significance and psychology of dressing up, Lucy Clayton and cultural historian Dr Benjamin Wild discuss the global prevalence of fancy dress protests. From slogan covered T-shirts to city-wide …

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