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Pink’s Rise to Prominence in the 18th Century

Pink’s Rise to Prominence in the 18th Century

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society | June 20, 2018
Ambassador Francesca Scantlebury traces the history of the colour pink in fashion in the run up to Dr. Valerie Steele’s latest book ‘Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Colour’.

Glove Story

Glove Story

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society | June 19, 2018
Costume Society Ambassador, Valerie Wilson, explores the history of glove making in Ireland.

Edith Head – Part 2

Edith Head – Part 2

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society | June 10, 2018
Following on: in the second part of this week’s blog Costume Society ambassador Victoria Haddock continues to trace the life and work of the renowned Costume Designer Edith Head.

Edith Head

Edith Head

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society | June 3, 2018
Eight time Academy Award Winning Costume Designer Edith Head is the subject of this week's blog by CS Ambassador Victoria Haddock. Part 1 of 2

Carmel Snow

Carmel Snow

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society | May 25, 2018
Legendary Fashion Editor, Carmel Snow, credited with coining Dior's "New Look", is the subject of this weeks blog by CS Ambassador Emma Kelly.

My 1950s: Women. Fashion. Everyday Life. - Exhibition Review

My 1950s: Women. Fashion. Everyday Life. - Exhibition Review

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society, News, Reviews | May 14, 2018
A fascinating review of the exhibition ‘My 1950s: Women. Fashion. Everyday Life.’ currently showing at the Nordiska Museet in Stockholm from CS Ambassador Eanna Morrison Barrs.

‘Fatal Stays’: Corsets and The Performance of Victorian Femininity (1 of 3)

‘Fatal Stays’: Corsets and The Performance of Victorian Femininity (1 of 3)

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society | May 10, 2018
Using Konstantin Stanislavski's theories of Performance, in this first of three instalments, CS Ambassador Beth Graham discusses the corset and ideals of Victorian Femininity.

A Review of the Conference ‘Dress and Décor in Scotland up to 1700’

A Review of the Conference ‘Dress and Décor in Scotland up to 1700’

Conference, Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society, News, Reviews, Study days | May 3, 2018
CS Ambassador Francesca Scantlebury reviews the conference ‘Dress and Décor’ hosted last month by the Institute of Scottish Historical Research as part of their tenth-anniversary celebrations.

Behind the scenes visit to the V&A Clothworkers Centre and British Museum Store.

Behind the scenes visit to the V&A Clothworkers Centre and British Museum Store.

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society, Reviews, Study days | April 27, 2018
Blythe House, Olympia is home to the V&A's Clothworkers' Centre where, on the 8th April 2018, CS Ambassador Valerie Wilson attended a 'behind the scenes' visit hosted by the V&A and the British Museum.

Before The Rain 1980 to 1984: How Prince Got ‘The Look’

Before The Rain 1980 to 1984: How Prince Got ‘The Look’

Conference, Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society, News, Reviews | April 19, 2018
As we come to the anniversary of Prince’s death Costume Society ambassador Casci Ritchie shares her research into how this iconic look came to fruition.

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