Adornment and the Image of Power

Jewellery historian and designer Andrew Prince explores the expression of power through jewellery, from Elizabeth I to Elizabeth Taylor.

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

  • For Members

    and general public; general booking now open

  • Tickets cost £15.00 - £18.00

Past Event
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Throughout all of history, what people wore – especially their jewels -- was used to set themselves apart from others, be it as a display of wealth, power, or social rank. In his talk, Andrew will guide you through the astounding splendour of the medieval Dukes of Burgundy, the Royal Courts of Europe and Elizabeth the First, to the dazzling opulence of the Belle Epoque and glittering film stars like Elizabeth Taylor.