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Jewels: from Downton to Gatsby - Jewellery & Fashion from 1890 to 1929, Andrew Prince Thursday 28 February 2019

10.30AM

CHALFONT ST PETER COMMUNITY CENTRE

For the series “Downton Abbey” Andrew was commissioned to make many jewels for the main characters and this inspired him to create a talk based on Downton and the changing styles of jewels and fashion portrayed.  

In his talk, Andrew will guide us through the extraordinary periods and events between 1890 and 1929 where the great Couturiers collaborated with the finest of jewellers to produce jewels of outstanding quality and glittering opulence.   Along with this, he discusses the clients and patrons who commissioned the jewels and shows how they were worn with sumptuous gowns.