Constance, Duchess of Westminster

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Date:1895

Description:A photographic portrait of Constance, the Duchess of Westminster (b.1875).

She is wearing 18th century fancy dress. This photograph was taken at a costume ball, Bal Poudre, at Warwick Castle in 1895.

Frances Evelyn (or Daisy), the Countess of Warwick, became famous for staging such glamorous occasions.

Bal Poudre means literally 'Powdered Ball' - this was a lavish recreation of a ball at the French Court in the 18th century, when the fashion for powdered wigs was high fashion.

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Image courtesy of: Warwick Castle

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Source: Warwick Castle

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