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Costume History Beyond the Museum Part One:  The Vintage Wearer, Modern Uses for Historical Pieces.

Costume History Beyond the Museum Part One:  The Vintage Wearer, Modern Uses for Historical Pieces.

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society | May 31, 2020
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.

Stilyagi - Fashion, Youth Counterculture and Individuality in the Communist Soviet Union

Stilyagi - Fashion, Youth Counterculture and Individuality in the Communist Soviet Union

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society | May 31, 2020
CS Ambassador Marella Alves dos Reis discusses Stilyagi; A Youth Counterculture from the Communist Soviet Union that mixed Fashion with Individuality.

Orientalism, Exoticism and Cultural Exchange in 19th Century Western Dress (Part 1)

Orientalism, Exoticism and Cultural Exchange in 19th Century Western Dress (Part 1)

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society | May 18, 2020
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.

Death Becomes Him – Highlights of Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh

Death Becomes Him – Highlights of Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society, News, Reviews | May 10, 2020
Before lockdown, CS Ambassador Joanna Munholland had the opportunity to visit 'Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh' at London's Saatchi Gallery. In this week's blog, Joanna highlights some of her favourite fashion and textile related objects from the exhibition.

Q&A with Lucy McConnell, Exhibitions Assistant at Dovecot Studios

Q&A with Lucy McConnell, Exhibitions Assistant at Dovecot Studios

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society, Reviews | May 3, 2020
CS Ambassador Abigail King conducted a Q&A with Lucy McConnell, emerging dress historian and Exhibitions Assistant at Dovecote Studios in Edinburgh.

Reflections: My Time as Recipient of The Museum Work Experience Grant

Reflections: My Time as Recipient of The Museum Work Experience Grant

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society, Reviews | April 26, 2020
With this year’s applications now extended to 30th July 2020, Costume Society Ambassador Aimée Palmer reflects on her time spent at the Ulster Folk Museum as recipient of The Costume Society's Museum Work Experience Grant.

Bedside Fashions: Dress and Disease

Bedside Fashions: Dress and Disease

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society | April 19, 2020
In this week's blog, CS Ambassador Rachel Hynes discusses the links between dress and disease, throughout history and the current pandemic.

Glove’s Labour’s Lost: An Exploration of Seventeenth-Century Gloves

Glove’s Labour’s Lost: An Exploration of Seventeenth-Century Gloves

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society | April 12, 2020
Gloves... A necessity for many in these unprecedented times! Isabella Rosner highlights the allure of gloves in Seventeenth century England where they were used more for decoration, elaborately embroidered and infused with scent.

What to Wear When the World is in Lockdown: The History of the Indomitable Tracksuit

What to Wear When the World is in Lockdown: The History of the Indomitable Tracksuit

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society | April 6, 2020
With the vast majority of the population now working from home, comfort has become key when dressing for the home 'office'. In this weeks blog, CS Ambassador Ella Muir discusses the history of the indomitable tracksuit and its new coveted place within our wardrobes.

Wool: the unexpected material used in historical swimwear

Wool: the unexpected material used in historical swimwear

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society | March 29, 2020
With the clocks going forward to mark the start of Spring, Costume Society Ambassador Marella Alves dos Reis discusses wool; the unexpected material used in early swimwear.

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