Dress Code Articles

From Persia to Paisley to Plymouth..... | The Box Plymouth
Art - Aug 2022

From Persia to Paisley to Plymouth.....

This beautiful outfit is one of many currently on display in our ‘Dress Code – Fashion Stories from The Box’ exhibition. The show gives a great insight into our costume and textiles collection, which isn’t often displayed, and the stories that connect the garments and accessories it contains with Plymouth.

Someone Who Waits by Spencer Gore | The Box Plymouth
Art - Jul 2022

Someone Who Waits by Spencer Gore

This oil painting, which dates from 1907, was purchased for Plymouth’s permanent art collections from the artist’s widow in 1958. It’s called ‘Someone Who Waits’ and was painted by Spencer Gore (1878-1914). It's one of the many works of art currently on show in our 'Dress Code: Fashion Stories from The Box' exhibition.

Portrait of Catherine Savery | The Box Plymouth
News - Jun 2022

Portrait of Catherine Savery

There’s a huge amount of detail in this unusual portrait which is part of our historically important Cottonian Collection. You can currently see it on display in our 'Dress Code - Fashion Stories from The Box' exhibition (until 4 September).

Bags of style | The Box Plymouth
News - May 2022

Bags of style

The ‘Dress Code – Fashion Stories from The Box’ exhibition includes a number of items from our costume accessories collection, and features a section which looks at how jewellery, shoes, bags and more have been used throughout the centuries to enhance an outfit as well as communicate someone’s identity and status. These three bags can be seen on display in the exhibition and each have a story to tell.

Mrs Hamar by Sir Joshua Reynolds | The Box Plymouth
Art - Apr 2022

Mrs Hamar by Sir Joshua Reynolds

Like the enigmatic smile on this young woman’s face, there is more to this portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds than meets the eye. You can currently see it on display in our 'Dress Code - Fashion Stories from The Box' exhibition (until 4 September).

Little Black Dress by Maurizio Anzeri
Art - Apr 2022

Little Black Dress by Maurizio Anzeri

Over the next few months we're thrilled to be displaying a range of works by London-based Italian artist, Maurizio Anzeri. They're located in a range of spaces across The Box and this is one of the standout pieces. Discover more about it here.

Plymouth’s first-ever dedicated fashion exhibition highlights centuries of stories | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Apr 2022

Plymouth’s first-ever dedicated fashion exhibition highlights centuries of stories

An exhibition, now on display at The Box, is paying homage to the city’s fashion past and future. ‘Dress Code – Fashion Stories from The Box’ (until 4 September) features garments that date back to the 1700s and accessories that date back to the 1500s, and explores contemporary conversations about identity, sustainability, shopping, design, making and craft.