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
Details of our 2019 Annual Conference - Pre-Raphaelites and the Arts and Crafts Movement
An opportunity for members to own the box set of this series
Francesca Scantlebury looks to the symbolic use of headwear through past and present depictions of Anne Boleyn.
CS Ambassador Jade Bailey-Dowling shares her experience from the Whitchurch Silk Mill Study Day.
Victoria Haddock and Beth Graham review the Costume Society's Autumn Study Day ‘Fashion, Femininity and Power’ held at the National Trust's Killerton House on Saturday 15th September.
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.
Announcing two new awards for 2019
The Awards hosted by the Costume Society were made possible by three generous benefactors
Contact our awards co-ordinators for details of eligibility for our student awards and bursaries
We are a lively, friendly organisation whose aim is to promote the study and preservation of historic and contemporary dress.