Book for the Costume Society conference 2019, Pre-Raphaelites and the Arts and Crafts Movement
Curator led tour of Victoria 2019 at Kensington Palace
Join Mary Quant exhibition curator Jenny Lister for this exclusive tour at the V&A
Read the full conference programme and book your place
The Costume Society seeks a Membership Secretary
Patterns of Fashion Co-ordinators Joanna Jarvis and Louise Chapman outline their plans
Our newest CS ambassador recruit Kate Clive-Powell interviews Cyana Madsen, curator of ‘Requiem: Material/Memory’ showing at The Horse Hospital, Bloomsbury, until 25th May 2019.
News of the latest grants and awards from The Costume Society
The Costume Society seeks members to serve for three years (2019-2022) as Elected Officers on our Executive Committee.
Francesca Scantlebury considers the relationship between witchcraft and clothing throughout history.
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.
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.