|Event details||"Dressing Up and Queening it": Queen Elizabeth II, dress, and British public diplomacy|
|Event holder(s)||Professor Jutta Weldes, SPAIS|
|Title||"Dressing Up and Queening it": Queen Elizabeth II, dress, and British public diplomacy|
|Type of event||Poster exhibition|
|Venue||Mezzanine Floor, Wills Memorial Building, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ|
|Booking link||no booking is required for this event|
This exhibition examines the use of Queen Elizabeth II’s dresses in British public diplomacy. We treat ‘dress’ as a social practice and performance that is central both to the constitution of different identities and to the production and dissemination of political meanings and relations, and thus political power.
We hope to illuminate the importance of dress in politics, including world politics, through images and accompanying text. We highlight diverse meanings -- political (‘the Monarchy’), economic (‘Brand UK’), and cultural (‘Englishness/Britishness’) – that are produced in particular through Queen Elizabeth II’s dress on state visits and other important occasions.