Ceremony and Splendour – A History of Coronation Dress and Jewels

with Caroline de Guitaut, Deputy Surveyor of The King’s Works of Art


6:30pm, Monday 6th March 2023

Clothworkers’ Hall

Dunster Court, London EC3R 7AH


(ticket includes a glass of Fortnum & Mason champagne on arrival)




Please join The Creative Dimension Trust in the elegant surroundings of Clothworkers’ Hall for a glass of Fortnum & Mason champagne followed by a talk on Coronations by The Deputy Surveyor of The King’s Works of Art, Caroline de Guitaut. 100% of the proceeds will go to future workshops for our young students.


Focussing on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, this lecture will explore the origins, design and evolution of Coronation dress and jewels – from richly embroidered fashionable dresses and magnificent robes to the Crown Jewels worn on these momentous and glittering occasions.



Caroline de Guitaut

Caroline de Guitaut is Deputy Surveyor of The King’s Works of Art at Royal Collection Trust, responsible for a collection of over 700,000 works of art including furniture, sculpture, jewellery and fashion and textiles. Curator of numerous Royal Collection exhibitions and author of accompanying catalogues, her publications include Fabergé in the Royal Collection (2003), Royal Fabergé (2011), Diamonds a Jubilee Celebration (2012), The Queen’s Coronation 1953 (2013) and Russia: Art, Royalty and the Romanovs (2018). Caroline is a trustee of the Hermitage Foundation UK and the Royal Yacht Britannia Trust.