See Bexhill Museum’s sumptuous fashion and costume collections with their curators on hand
CS Ambassador Kate Clive-Powell talks quilted dress with Jen Jones
Do you know your alb from your chasuble? Diana Symes enlightens us
A Costume Society Elizabeth Hammond Conservation Grant has been made to Manchester Art Gallery
CS Ambassador Emma Kelly takes a look at the enduring power of the Haute Couture industry in 1940s occupied Paris.
Our newest CS ambassador recruit Kate Clive-Powell interviews Cyana Madsen, curator of ‘Requiem: Material/Memory’ showing at The Horse Hospital, Bloomsbury, until 25th May 2019.
News of the latest grants and awards from The Costume Society
Francesca Scantlebury considers the relationship between witchcraft and clothing throughout history.
The Costume Society seeks members to serve on our Programme Committee and help with planning a regular series of exciting and interesting events for members
Mary Quant runs from 6 April 2019 to 16 February 2020 at the V&A Museum. To coordinate with the opening of this event Katy Canales, curator at the V&A Museum of Childhood, shares her research into Quant fashion dolls.
Costume Society ambassador Beth Graham reviews the newly re-opened displays at The Fan Museum, Greenwich, the UK's first and only museum dedicated to celebrating the history of fans and the craft of fan making.
Promoting the study of all aspects of clothing and textiles, the Society aims to encourage access to costume history, including contemporary dress. Our appeal is wide-ranging and object-based. Our members include academics, collectors, curators, designers, re-enactors, students and informed enthusiasts across the world. What we have in common is our wish to provide the best and most varied opportunities to study this fascinating topic.
The Awards hosted by the Costume Society were made possible by three generous benefactors
We are a lively, friendly organisation whose aim is to promote the study and preservation of historic and contemporary dress.