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Red Dress Sense

This season's fashion for red prompts Lisa Jardine to reflect on the past power of the colour.

This season's fashion for red prompts Lisa Jardine to reflect on the past power of the colour.

"In Tudor England successive monarchs tried to define social status by dress. A strict code governed the wearing of 'costly apparel', and red was one of the colours most rigidly controlled."

Producer: Sheila Cook.

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Sun 21 Sep 2014 08:48

A Point of View: The power of wearing red

A Point of View: The power of wearing red

d is back in fashion this season. The colour's long been associated with power, but running alongside that is also a current of danger, as Lisa Jardine explains.

 

Read Lisa Jardine's article on the BBC News website

 

 

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