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Dress: Fancy: The Podcast About Dressing Up

Nov 7, 2019

The City of London has many august traditions, but few are as beautiful, striking and good-natured as that of the Pearly Kings and Queens. Exploring the origins of the Pearlies, the meaning of their highly detailed, shimmering garments, Dress: Fancy were lucky enough to attend the Pearlies’ most important annual event: the harvest festival. 

For episode images see Instagram: @dressfancypodcast.

The episode is brought to you in conjunction with Penhaligon’s (@penhaligons_london) and their Empress fragrance, which is truly the Pearl Queen of their trade routes collection.

As ever, for accompanying episode images see our Instagram feed at @dressfancypodcast. If you enjoy listening to Dress: Fancy, you’ll probably know somebody else who would, too, so do spread the word. While you’re at, leave a review on Apple iTunes, and provide a suggestion for a fancy dress theme you’d like us to cover in an upcoming episode.


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