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Alonso Sánchez Coello, ​The Infanta Isabel Clara Eugenia (1566–1633) and Magdalena Ruiz​, c. 1585–88, oil on canvas, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid. © Photographic Archive, Museo Nacional del Prado

Dressed for Success: Spanish Royal Fashions

Friday, Mar 22, 2013
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Law Building
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions

Speaker: Helga K. Aurisch, MFAH curator of European art. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado.

Bejeweled, encrusted with pearls, and encased in corsets and crinolines, the women of the Spanish court were literally personifications of Spain’s riches and dominance over vast parts of the globe. The vicissitudes of power are reflected even in something as ephemeral as fashion, and Helga K. Aurisch talks about how the magnificent portraits in the exhibition Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado serve as guides to understanding Spain’s changing role over the centuries.

A reception to meet the speaker follows.
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