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Asking About Masking: Uncovering Spanish Flu Mask Fashion

Asking About Masking: Uncovering Spanish Flu Mask Fashion

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society | August 11, 2020
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.

Gilded Lilies: A Sparklewren Retrospective at The Underpinnings Museum

Gilded Lilies: A Sparklewren Retrospective at The Underpinnings Museum

Guest Blog, Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society, Reviews | July 31, 2020
In the final instalment of our Guest Blog Month, Victoria Haddock reviews The Underpinnings Museum's new online exhibition Gilded Lilies: A Sparklewren Retrospective.

How to Read a Suit Book Review.

How to Read a Suit Book Review.

Guest Blog, Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society, Reviews | July 26, 2020
This week, Guest Blogger Victoria Haddock reviews Fashion Historian and Lecturer Lydia Edwards book 'How to Read a Suit'.

Liberty Garments at Totnes Fashion and Textiles Museum: Interview With Julia Fox, Curator

Liberty Garments at Totnes Fashion and Textiles Museum: Interview With Julia Fox, Curator

Guest Blog, Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society | July 19, 2020
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.

The Smoking Jacket, Part Two: A Port Coloured Jacket for a Luxury-Loving Gent

The Smoking Jacket, Part Two: A Port Coloured Jacket for a Luxury-Loving Gent

Guest Blog, Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society | July 12, 2020
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.

Vogue’s War on Slovenliness: The Indomitable Audrey Withers.

Vogue’s War on Slovenliness: The Indomitable Audrey Withers.

Guest Blog, Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society, Reviews | July 5, 2020
"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.

The Smoking Jacket, Part One: A Port Coloured Jacket for a Luxury-Loving Gent.

The Smoking Jacket, Part One: A Port Coloured Jacket for a Luxury-Loving Gent.

Guest Blog, Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society | June 28, 2020
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.

Guest Blog Month, July 2020

Guest Blog Month, July 2020

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society, News | June 14, 2020
As our CS Ambassadors take a well-deserved summer break, the month of July will be our Guest Blog Month!

All That is Gold: Recreating The Peacock Dress

All That is Gold: Recreating The Peacock Dress

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society | June 8, 2020
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.

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.

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