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Podcast - Cloth of Gold: the use of gold in royal couture

The Imperial Mantle

There is a strong tradition of the use of cloth of gold and gold embroidery in royal clothing in both fashionable dress and ceremonial garments. Enjoy our podcast of a lecture given by Caroline de Guitaut, Curator of Decorative Arts, as she investigates the application of gold thread, gold embroidery and cloth of gold from eighteenth century coronation dress to glittering embroidery of twentieth century royal couture.