CS ambassador Casci Ritchie looks back at the life and style of the eccentric fashion icon Marchesa Luisa Casati.
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Eanna Morrison Barrs takes a retrospective look at the ‘Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier’ exhibition which closed this month at the Design Museum, set to tour from 2019.
Catherine de' Medici was not only deft at politics but also in setting fashion trends. Costume Society Ambassador Francesca Scantlebury explores the Queen's introduction of perfumed gloves to the French court.
Ambassador Vicky Haddock discusses a recent visit to see the Frida Kahlo exhibition at the V&A, open until 18th November 2018.
Emma Kelly sheds some light on the Irish-born couturier Michael Donnellan, once dubbed ‘the Balenciaga of London’.
Eanna Morrison Barrs rounds up Stockholm’s impressive array of fashion exhibitions coming up in the year ahead.
Our CS Ambassador Valerie Wilson takes a look at the associated garment making industry in Ulster and the relationship between outworkers and agents.
Valerie Wilson looks at Irish dance costume and how it has evolved over the last 125 years.
Dipping into the world of Nostalgia, CS Ambassador Casci Ritchie takes a look at the iconic Saddle Shoe and its role within youth and popular culture.
Ambassador reviews from the CS Body and Soul Study Day held at London College of Fashion of 7th July 2018.
Beth Graham shares her research into the 1770s hairstyle used as a form of self expression, presentation of allegiance and means of social and political activism.
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
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