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Restoration Dresses, 1789.
Brief history lesson:  King George III (probably) had Porphyria that made him crazy as hell.  It got really bad in the late 1780s and parliament passed an act of Regency that allowed his eldest son to rule in his place in 1789, but before it passed the House of Lords he recovered so the bill was scrapped.  There was universal celebration at his “restoration” and people wore patrotic outfits to balls and parties.  Here’s another example of one of the gowns.
I’d LOVE to do a restoration event at some point!

Restoration Dresses, 1789.

Brief history lesson:  King George III (probably) had Porphyria that made him crazy as hell.  It got really bad in the late 1780s and parliament passed an act of Regency that allowed his eldest son to rule in his place in 1789, but before it passed the House of Lords he recovered so the bill was scrapped.  There was universal celebration at his “restoration” and people wore patrotic outfits to balls and parties.  Here’s another example of one of the gowns.

I’d LOVE to do a restoration event at some point!

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