Reconstructing Jane Austen's silk pelisse | University of Oxford

Reconstructing Jane Austen's silk pelisse

Speaker
Hilary Davidson, Historian and curator of fashion, Honorary Associate at the University of Sydney
Event date
Event time
13:00 - 13:45
Venue
Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BG
Venue details

The Weston Lecture theatre, Weston Library, main entrance on Broad Street

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Recommended

What did Jane Austen wear? The only known garment associated with the beloved author is a brown silk pelisse-coat in the collection of Hampshire Council. Like a detective story, a project to recreate the pelisse allowed a rich investigation into the history, context and physical qualities of the coat, and revealed new information about the object–and the wearer.