‘Dressing up and Queening it’: Queen Elizabeth II, dress, and British public diplomacy

9 May 2012, 6.00 PM

M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, BS1 4RN

Dress has long been central to the authority and power of monarchy. In contemporary British foreign policy, monarchical dress remains important. Looking at the design and production, the deployment of, and the 'afterlife' of some of Queen Elizabeth II’s most famous dresses, this talk will examine some of the ways in which the dress of Queen Elizabeth II has been used in British public diplomacy.

Speaker Professor Jutta Weldes, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies; Best of Bristol (BoB) lecturer

There are a number of other events taking place in Bristol to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee, including a Bristol Diamond Jubilee Lecture 'Sixty years a Queen: The Diamond Jubilee in historical perspective' on Thursday 10 May.