In the first instalment of our Guest Blog Month, Textile Conservator Jamie Robinson shares her work on a very special project; the conservation of a late nineteenth century smoking jacket.
As our CS Ambassadors take a well-deserved summer break, the month of July will be our Guest Blog Month!
In June 1856, Jean Philippe Worth, son of Charles Frederick Worth, was born in Paris. In this weeks blog, Grace Bentley discusses The Peacock Dress, one of his most recognisable designs and its recreation attempt by historical dress maker and founder of Foundations Revealed, Cathy Hay.
Not all historical clothing needs to end up in a museum! This week CS Ambassador Sarah Morgan looks specifically The Vintage Wearer and modern uses for historical pieces.
CS Ambassador Marella Alves dos Reis discusses Stilyagi; A Youth Counterculture from the Communist Soviet Union that mixed Fashion with Individuality.
In this week's blog, CS Ambassador Chelsey Lewington shares with us Part One of A Tale of Three Empires, examining Orientalism, Exoticism and the Cultural Exchange in Western Dress during the 19th Century.
Before lockdown, CS Ambassador Joanna Munholland had the opportunity to visit 'Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh' at London's Saatchi Gallery. In this week's blog, Joanna highlights some of her favourite fashion and textile related objects from the exhibition.
CS Ambassador Abigail King conducted a Q&A with Lucy McConnell, emerging dress historian and Exhibitions Assistant at Dovecote Studios in Edinburgh.
With this year’s applications now extended to 30th July 2020, Costume Society Ambassador Aimée Palmer reflects on her time spent at the Ulster Folk Museum as recipient of The Costume Society's Museum Work Experience Grant.
In this week's blog, CS Ambassador Rachel Hynes discusses the links between dress and disease, throughout history and the current pandemic.
Gloves... A necessity for many in these unprecedented times! Isabella Rosner highlights the allure of gloves in Seventeenth century England where they were used more for decoration, elaborately embroidered and infused with scent.
With the vast majority of the population now working from home, comfort has become key when dressing for the home 'office'. In this weeks blog, CS Ambassador Ella Muir discusses the history of the indomitable tracksuit and its new coveted place within our wardrobes.
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.
Details of the grants and awards available to students and collections managers through the Costume Society.
Now open. Awarded annually to a student whose final project / dissertation deals with an aspect of the history of dress.