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Costume in Art & Artistic Dress

Costume in Art & Artistic Dress

September 20, 2020
Aesthetic Dress and the Pre-Raphelite Brotherhood have become popular subjects among dress historians. In this week's blog, CS Ambassador Grace Victoria Bentley discusses costume and artistic dress within the Brotherhood and its members.

Virginia Woolf, Dressmaker: 1897-1937

Virginia Woolf, Dressmaker: 1897-1937

September 13, 2020
For this week's blog, CS Ambassador Rachel Hynes discusses Virginia Woolf's deep, inquiring interest in fashion and Woolf's sartorial choices both in life and in her novels.

Costume History Beyond the Museum Part Two: The Costume Designer, Modern Uses for Historical Pieces.

Costume History Beyond the Museum Part Two: The Costume Designer, Modern Uses for Historical Pieces.

September 7, 2020
In 'Costume History Beyond the Museum Part Two', CS Ambassador Sarah Morgan interviews Amy Andrews Harrell, a period costume specialist for film and television.

The History of the Espadrille

The History of the Espadrille

August 31, 2020
As Summer starts to wind down, CS Ambassador Marella Alves dos Reis discusses the origins and lasting legacy of the Espadrille.

Frontiers of Fashion: How Military Uniform Influences Civilian Fashion

Frontiers of Fashion: How Military Uniform Influences Civilian Fashion

August 23, 2020
This week's blog is a special entry from Katie Sawyer, Trainee Curator at Bodmin Keep: Cornwall’s Army Museum. As part of her training program she has developed a summer exhibition called ‘Frontiers of Fashion: How Military Uniform Influences Civilian Fashion'.

Constance Howard

Constance Howard

August 16, 2020
“Those who think of embroidery as an occasional sedative occupation must think again." In this week's blog, CS Ambassador Aimée Palmer recalls the life and career of one of Britain's greatest embroiderers, Constance Howard.

Asking About Masking: Uncovering Spanish Flu Mask Fashion

Asking About Masking: Uncovering Spanish Flu Mask Fashion

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

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.

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

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.

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