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

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

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)

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’

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.

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’

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.

‘A Stitch in Time’ Exhibition at Ham House, Richmond

‘A Stitch in Time’ Exhibition at Ham House, Richmond

April 18, 2018
Following BBC Four's hugely successful series 'A Stitch in Time', CS Ambassador Jade Bailey-Dowling visits the series' namesake exhibition at Ham House, Richmond and shares with us her thoughts on the exhibition's themes.

‘Artist Textiles - Picasso to Warhol’ Exhibition Review

‘Artist Textiles - Picasso to Warhol’ Exhibition Review

April 12, 2018
One of our new CS ambassador recruits Casci Ritchie reviews ‘Artists Textiles - Picasso to Warhol’, an exhibition in partnership with the Fashion and Textile Museum showing at the New Lanark Visitor Centre until 29th April 2018.

The Enduring Appeal of Marimekko’s Apparel

The Enduring Appeal of Marimekko’s Apparel

April 1, 2018
CS Ambassador Katy Canales discusses the enduring appeal of Marimekko just in time for the opening of the 'Century of the Child: Nordic Design for Children 1900 to Today' exhibition at the V&A Museum of Childhood.

Coral in Early Modern Costume

Coral in Early Modern Costume

March 24, 2018
Costume Society Ambassador Francesca Scantlebury shares her research into the protective power of coral in early modern dress.

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