An afternoon at the enchanting Fan Museum with a guided tour behind the scenes and afternoon tea.
In our third and final round of introductions, we welcome the last of our new Costume Society Ambassadors for 2020!
In our second round of introductions, please welcome the new Costume Society Ambassadors for 2020!
We are proud to introduce our new Costume Society Ambassadors for 2020. Over the next week we will be posting information regarding our new Ambassadors in three instalments before we kick off our exciting programme of blogs for the new decade!
For our festive blog Sarahlouise takes us through the recent history of haute couture Christmas foliage at Claridge’s.
CS ambassador Kate C-P takes us to Forge Mill Needle Museum in Reddich to explore the history of this essential tool.
Lindsay Evans Robertson, an announcement
Call for papers for our 2020 conference, Clothing on Paper, a tribute to Ann Saunders MBE FSA (1931 - 2019)
Guest Blogger Casci Ritchie reviews the latest addition to a wealth of literature dedicated to fashion's most famous couturier, Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel.
CS ambassador coordinator Vicky Haddock recounts her time spent in Granville visiting the Musée Christian Dior currently showing an exhibition dedicated to Princess Grace of Monaco.
In her second case study Sarahlouise explores this extraordinary costume from Brighton Museum.
Guest blogger Tracey Allen reviews the Wallace Collection's fabulous show
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.
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