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Marchesa Luisa Casati - A Life In Fashion

Marchesa Luisa Casati - A Life In Fashion

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society | November 11, 2018
CS ambassador Casci Ritchie looks back at the life and style of the eccentric fashion icon Marchesa Luisa Casati.

Exhibition Review - Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier

Exhibition Review - Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society, News, Reviews | October 30, 2018
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’s Scented Gloves

Catherine de’ Medici’s Scented Gloves

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society | October 21, 2018
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.

Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up

Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society, News, Reviews | October 21, 2018
Ambassador Vicky Haddock discusses a recent visit to see the Frida Kahlo exhibition at the V&A, open until 18th November 2018.

Michael Donnellan

Michael Donnellan

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society | October 11, 2018
Emma Kelly sheds some light on the Irish-born couturier Michael Donnellan, once dubbed ‘the Balenciaga of London’.

Fashion Exhibitions in Stockholm 2018-2019

Fashion Exhibitions in Stockholm 2018-2019

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society, News, Reviews | October 6, 2018
Eanna Morrison Barrs rounds up Stockholm’s impressive array of fashion exhibitions coming up in the year ahead.

Cut, Make, and Trim

Cut, Make, and Trim

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society | September 30, 2018
Our CS Ambassador Valerie Wilson takes a look at the associated garment making industry in Ulster and the relationship between outworkers and agents.

A Step in Time: The Story of Irish Dance

A Step in Time: The Story of Irish Dance

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society, News, Reviews | September 23, 2018
Valerie Wilson looks at Irish dance costume and how it has evolved over the last 125 years.

The Costume Society seeks a Treasurer

The Costume Society seeks a Treasurer

Costume Society, News | September 21, 2018
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Saddle Shoes and Bobby Soxers - Youth and Nostalgia in the Twentieth Century.

Saddle Shoes and Bobby Soxers - Youth and Nostalgia in the Twentieth Century.

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society | September 9, 2018
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.

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