‘The Georgian Edit’ will draw together works which showcase the exuberance, playfulness and often extremes in fashion worn by those gorgeous Georgians.

Celebrating ten years of ground breaking fashion exhibitions at Fairfax House ‘The Georgian Edit’ will draw together works which showcase the exuberance, playfulness and often extremes in fashion worn by those gorgeous Georgians. Indeed, the eighteenth century was an era when daring and flamboyant designs brought theatre and fantasy into everyday life. From towering hairstyles, hooped petticoats, outlandish footwear and sumptuous fabrics, through to the extravagant and exaggerated silhouettes they formed, eighteenth-century fashion created a world which continues to inspire artists to this day.

The Georgian Edit will include exquisite examples of both male and female fashion from the period, charting some of the pivotal moments in the evolution of style, as well as highlighting the remarkable transformations which took place in the materials and methods employed. Crucially the exhibition will also examine the ways in which fashion was used as a vibrant form of self-expression, as an act of rebellion, for political purposes and, often, as works of art. Exhibited in our bespoke exhibition space and throughout Fairfax House’s sumptuous historic interiors, the exhibition promises to be a feast for the eyes, giving modern visitors the opportunity to see first-hand the remarkable skill and craftsmanship employed in the creation of these fashion masterpieces.

  • Free as part of admission to Fairfax House.

    Free
  • Fairfax House Museum, Fairfax House Castlegate, York, YO1 1RN