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
In the following run of blogs CS ambassador Sarahlouise takes an in depth look at three individual ensembles from local museum collections.
As her time as a Costume Society Ambassador comes to an end, Emma Kelly reflects on her journey over the past two years and encourages those interested in applying to just "go for it!"
CS Ambassador Eanna Morrison Barrs interviews Elinor Camille-Wood, curator of the Fashion Gallery at Bankfield Museum, Halifax, on exhibition until 24th December 2019.
CS Ambassador Beth Graham shares highlights from day two of our 'Pre-Raphelites and the Arts and Craft Movement' conference, 2019.
CS Ambassador Katy Canales shares highlights from day one of our 'Pre-Raphelites and the Arts and Craft Movement' conference, 2019.
CS Ambassador Emma Kelly visits NMI to discover more about Irish dress exhibited in ‘The Way We Wore’ exhibition.
The winners were announced at our conference in Birmingham
CS Ambassador Kate Clive-Powell talks quilted dress with Jen Jones
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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