Set against the backdrop of an age of reason, elegance
and fine living of the wealthy and the peerage. The Eighteenth century
saw a revolution in architecture, music and fashion. We set out to
explore the high cost paid by a nation of people, who so slavishly
followed the morals and craze of the 'Beau Monde'.
Pomander used to attract fleas from the lower part of the human body.
18th Century hand embroidered gents waistcoat.
visual show is based on the period in our history, when both sexes
spent lavishly on their attire. The days of Fops, Dandies and Marconies
vied with the over painted ladies of the time. The Eighteenth century
French Court set the trend and influenced high society until the
out break of the French Revolution. The use of toxic paints remained
in use until the early 19th century, when a clean fresh young complexion
became the vogue, during the long reign of Queen Victoria.
The scene is set against Vivaldi's music, and
the presenters are dressed in the evocative costumes of the period.
All this played out with exaggerated mannerisms and delivered
with a great sense of humour.
Learn all about the unusual and
selective language of the fan and patches. We will tell you about the
very dangerous make up and beauty aids, including the premature death
of high society ladies from white lead poisoning .
Charles II Shoes and Georgian Ladies shoe and bag
Virol - the ideal food
Cold cream and Holloways treatment for Gout