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Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility
On view through September 4, 2022
Taft Museum of Art
Cincinnati, Ohio

“Fashion & Sensibility” opens in tandem with the completion of the museum’s $12.7 million Bicentennial Infrastructure Project that is preserving and protecting the 200-year-old Taft historic house, a National Historic Landmark.

Extending from the museum’s Fifth Third Gallery into the rehabilitated house and among a newly reinterpreted permanent collection, “Jane Austen: Fashion & Sensibility” features approximately fifty costumes and accessories worn in popular film and television productions. Drawn from the collection of award-winning British costume house Cosprop Ltd, these meticulously tailored ensembles transport audiences to the Regency era through ball gowns, wedding dresses, day dresses, hats, jackets, waistcoats, riding habits, and other middle- and upper-class clothing.

[Image: Exhibition photograph courtesy of the Taft Museum of Art]