The video we made for Lady Lever Art Gallery on ‘Getting Dressed in the 18th Century’ raised a couple of interesting questions. One that frequently occurred was ‘what is the wooden thing that goes in the front?’. The answer is a ‘busk and we have made a short film to explain what a ‘busk’ is:
The replica busks were made by Arthur Roberts and carved by Coral Evans of the Sudbrooke Carving Club.
The second frequently asked question was ‘who dressed the maid?’ So Crow’s Eye Productions plan to make a short film showing just how a working woman dressed and how she managed to be fashionable too!
Here is a sneak peak at the making of a short museum film on the layers of 18th century dress. It was commissioned by The Lady Lever Art Gallery and made by Crow’s Eye Productions, directed and filmed by Nick Loven. Continue reading “Eighteenth Century Dressing”