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.
Pre-Raphaelites and the Arts and Crafts Movement July 5-7 2019
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.
The National Trust's popular Killerton House in Devon takes the subject of the tree of life for its 2019 fashion exhibition to commemorate 100 years of the Forestry Commission.
Our newest Costume Society Ambassador recruit, Matilda Embling, visited Kensington Palace to get an up close view of the costumes from The Favourite designed by Sandy Powell, three time Oscar winning costume designer.
Emma Kelly sheds some light on John Cavanagh; an Irish born, London and Paris educated couturier, royal dressmaker and highly esteemed Chairman of the Incorporated Society of London Designers during the 1950s and 60s.
Costume Society ambassador Katy Canales revisits the historic practice of swaddling and its modern-day adaptation.
Costume Society Ambassador Casci Ritchie reviews "Night and Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs", an overview of 1930s fashion and society, showing at London's Fashion and Textile Museum until 20th January 2019.
Christine Stevens to take over editorial role
Emma Kelly visits Birr Castle to delve into the costume archive of Anne Messel.
Tracey Allen's exclusive interview with Emmy Award winning designer Jane Petrie
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.