Costume Society Ambassadors

 
Couture in Occupied Paris

Couture in Occupied Paris

June 12, 2019
CS Ambassador Emma Kelly takes a look at the enduring power of the Haute Couture industry in 1940s occupied Paris.

Relishing Rotten Textiles

Relishing Rotten Textiles

May 19, 2019
Our newest CS ambassador recruit Kate Clive-Powell interviews Cyana Madsen, curator of ‘Requiem: Material/Memory’ showing at The Horse Hospital, Bloomsbury, until 25th May 2019.

Fashioning Witchcraft

Fashioning Witchcraft

May 5, 2019
Francesca Scantlebury considers the relationship between witchcraft and clothing throughout history.

Mary Quant’s Daring Fashion Dolls

Mary Quant’s Daring Fashion Dolls

April 15, 2019
Mary Quant runs from 6 April 2019 to 16 February 2020 at the V&A Museum. To coordinate with the opening of this event Katy Canales, curator at the V&A Museum of Childhood, shares her research into Quant fashion dolls.

Review of The Fan Museum, Greenwich: Spring 2019

Review of The Fan Museum, Greenwich: Spring 2019

April 4, 2019
Costume Society ambassador Beth Graham reviews the newly re-opened displays at The Fan Museum, Greenwich, the UK's first and only museum dedicated to celebrating the history of fans and the craft of fan making.

Killerton House Tree of Life Exhibition

Killerton House Tree of Life Exhibition

March 20, 2019
The National Trust's popular Killerton House in Devon takes the subject of the tree of life for its 2019 fashion exhibition to commemorate 100 years of the Forestry Commission.

Eighteenth-century Punk Rock; The Fashions of The Favourite

Eighteenth-century Punk Rock; The Fashions of The Favourite

February 9, 2019
Our newest Costume Society Ambassador recruit, Matilda Embling, visited Kensington Palace to get an up close view of the costumes from The Favourite designed by Sandy Powell, three time Oscar winning costume designer.

John Cavanagh

John Cavanagh

February 7, 2019
Emma Kelly sheds some light on John Cavanagh; an Irish born, London and Paris educated couturier, royal dressmaker and highly esteemed Chairman of the Incorporated Society of London Designers during the 1950s and 60s.

Sleep Tight

Sleep Tight

January 19, 2019
Costume Society ambassador Katy Canales revisits the historic practice of swaddling and its modern-day adaptation.

Night and Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs Exhibition Review

Night and Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs Exhibition Review

January 13, 2019
Costume Society Ambassador Casci Ritchie reviews "Night and Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs", an overview of 1930s fashion and society, showing at London's Fashion and Textile Museum until 20th January 2019.

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