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Waterloo 200 Fashion

, June 18, 2015 — Culture

On the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, Kirsty Hassard from the Victoria & Albert museum writes about the glittering Duchess of Richmond’s Ball and how women’s fashion was affected by the Napoleonic Wars. Held in Brussels prior to the Battle of Waterloo, on 15th June 1815, the Duchess of Richmond’s ball is celebrated as…