Opulence and abundance – An insight into the forbidden fashion of the 18th century

With Adam Norman, Costume Historian.

In 1766, a law prohibits certain details in the costume. Boatmen's wives were forbidden to wear half-silk, all silk lace over an inch in width was forbidden, and anyone who wore a plume in his hat could be fined two hundred silver coins. How are we to understand these laws? What was their purpose and what role did they play in society at the time? Join us on a journey back in time, when clothes clearly signaled who you were and laws governed what clothes you were allowed to wear.   

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