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Anna Reynolds

ISBN 978 1 905686 44 5
Hardback, 300 pages, 290 x 275 mm, over 250 colour illustrations

This fascinating and sumptuously illustrated book celebrates the world of high fashion in the Tudor and Stuart period. Bringing together works by the most fashionable artists of the time with rare surviving examples of costume, it unstitches and explores the truth (or otherwise) of the dress in art - and the art of dress. 

Anna Reynolds is Curator of Paintings, Royal Collection Trust. She has a master's degree in the History of Dress from the Courtauld Institute and delivered a paper on Democratising Fashion at the 2012 TEDx conference at the Houses of Parliament.

ISBN 978 1 905686 85 8
Paperback, 49 pages, 170 x 230 mm

Welcome to ROBE – the fashion magazine the world has been waiting for, for the last 350 years, and your handy introduction to all that’s
best in seventeenth-century haute-couture.

Just as today, the London of the 1660s had a passion for fashion, such that this period saw the birth of the first fashion magazines. ROBE celebrates this glossiest of cultural landmarks, and is your guide to the most important features in the fashion of the day, as illustrated by a wealth of exquisite portraits and works of art from the Royal Collection, and many rare if not unique surviving examples of clothing of the period.

Allow our celebrity commentators – including the noted trendsetter, Margaret Cavendish, the noted fop, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, and our expert analysts Professor Aileen Ribeiro, Anna Reynolds and Georgina Ripley, to talk you through all the latest fashion and beauty tips, such as the most up-to the-minute colours for the season; the new male coat; the pros and cons of your children’s wardrobes, and all the latest styles and influences from the continent.