This Study Day promises a feast for the eyes as David takes us through his exploration of the Court Costume and Dress Accessories worn by the Imperial Family. His three talks are based on ‘Ruling from the Dragon Throne’, ‘Dressing to Impress’ and ‘Ultimate Power Dressing’. He will provide an insight into the highly regulated and complex system through which costume established rank. He will display examples from his amazing collection of textiles and will also be happy to discuss materials that members might like to bring to the day. David spent many years living and working in Hong Kong where he and his wife gathered together their wonderful collection.