Tag Archives: Fashion

Hair-raising times : what to wear to the opera

What links Marie Antoinette, vaccinations, Gluck, a famous naval battle, and Parisian opera houses? A man named Léonard Autié. 

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Dedicated follower of fashion? Part II

A fortnight ago, I wrote about some of the fashions that had come and gone through the long history of the Proms, from changes in the format of concerts, the ebb and flow of “fringe” interests, and different approaches to … Continue reading

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Ribbons and waistcoats and birds on hats : fashion at MusiCB3

The sheet music boxes at the UL are a mine of information about all sorts of things other than music. Many of the illustrated title pages depict the singers who performed the songs,  wearing the fashions of the time. I … Continue reading

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