Welcome to the Costume Society

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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About the Society

About the Society

We are a lively, friendly organisation whose aim is to promote the study and preservation of historic and contemporary dress.

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Funding of the Society is by subscription and donation. Your donations are welcome!

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Friday, January 23rd: It's already broken advance booking records, now the V&A has announced it's extending Savage Beauty, with an extra 50,000 tickets available. www.vogue.co.uk/news/2015/01/23/alexander-mcqueen-savage-beauty-exhibition-more-dates-extra-tickets Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Extended www.vogue.co.uk TO END the week on a high note, the V&A has announced that it has extended the duration of the forthcoming Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition by two weeks, taking its run to August 2 this year.