With masks now part of our "new normal", CS Ambassador Isabella Rosner looks at how face covering were worn and decorated during the 1919 Spanish Flu pandemic.
In the final instalment of our Guest Blog Month, Victoria Haddock reviews The Underpinnings Museum's new online exhibition Gilded Lilies: A Sparklewren Retrospective.
This week, Guest Blogger Victoria Haddock reviews Fashion Historian and Lecturer Lydia Edwards book 'How to Read a Suit'.
In this week's Guest Blog, Alison Alexander, Assistant Curator at Totnes Fashion and Textiles Museum interviews the Curator Julia Fox, who highlights some of her favourite Liberty pieces within the museum's collection.
In The Smoking Jacket, Part Two, Jamie Robinson, a Textile Conservator at Zenzi Tinker Conservation, shares the next instalment of her work, completed during lockdown, on a very special nineteenth century port-coloured smoking jacket.
"With ‘sloppy’ dress considered bad for morale, step forward the editor of Britain’s aspirational fashion bible: the indomitable Audrey Withers." This week's Guest Blogger, Tracey Allen from RAF News, explores Vogue magazine's secret weapon during World War II.
In the first instalment of our Guest Blog Month, Textile Conservator Jamie Robinson shares her work on a very special project; the conservation of a late nineteenth century smoking jacket.
As our CS Ambassadors take a well-deserved summer break, the month of July will be our Guest Blog Month!
In June 1856, Jean Philippe Worth, son of Charles Frederick Worth, was born in Paris. In this weeks blog, Grace Bentley discusses The Peacock Dress, one of his most recognisable designs and its recreation attempt by historical dress maker and founder of Foundations Revealed, Cathy Hay.
Not all historical clothing needs to end up in a museum! This week CS Ambassador Sarah Morgan looks specifically The Vintage Wearer and modern uses for historical pieces.
CS Ambassador Marella Alves dos Reis discusses Stilyagi; A Youth Counterculture from the Communist Soviet Union that mixed Fashion with Individuality.
In this week's blog, CS Ambassador Chelsey Lewington shares with us Part One of A Tale of Three Empires, examining Orientalism, Exoticism and the Cultural Exchange in Western Dress during the 19th Century.
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.
Details of the grants and awards available to students and collections managers through the Costume Society.
Now open. Awarded annually to a student whose final project / dissertation deals with an aspect of the history of dress.