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Wedding Dress, detail 2, Kate Winslet, Sense and Sensibility, 1995

Wedding Dress, detail 2, Kate Winslet, Sense and Sensibility, 1995

Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility

June 11, 2022–September 4, 2022 | Fifth Third Gallery and Historic House

Jane Austen’s novels have been cherished by millions of readers for two hundred years. Her classic stories have reached many others as adaptations for the screen. Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility features approximately fifty costumes and accessories worn in popular film and television productions. Drawn from the collection of award-winning British costume house Cosprop Ltd., these meticulously tailored ensembles will transport you to the Regency era through ball gowns, wedding dresses, day dresses, hats, jackets, waistcoats, riding habits, and other middle- and upper-class clothing. Fashion & Sensibility provides an unforgettable opportunity to see, up close, costumes worn by Hollywood celebrities including Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Judi Dench, Colin Firth, and Hugh Grant. The exhibition brings to life beloved characters from Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Mansfield Park, while revealing powerful themes of class, gender, and social dynamics in Austen’s world.  

Presented by Exhibits Development Group, USA, in cooperation with Cosprop Ltd., London, England 


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