Costume Society Ambassadors

 
Welcome Back Costume Society Ambassadors! Part 3

Welcome Back Costume Society Ambassadors! Part 3

January 16, 2021
In our final instalment, we welcome back three more Ambassadors from 2020, Grace, Isabella and Aimee.

Welcome Back Costume Society Ambassadors! Part 2

Welcome Back Costume Society Ambassadors! Part 2

January 13, 2021
In our second round of introductions, please welcome Marella, Ella and Sarah, three of our 2020 Ambassadors who are returning for 2021.

Welcome to Our New Costume Society Ambassadors! Part 1

Welcome to Our New Costume Society Ambassadors! Part 1

January 10, 2021
We are proud to introduce our Costume Society Ambassadors for 2021. Over the coming days, we will be posting information regarding our Ambassadors in three instalments before we start our exciting programme of blogs for 2021. In our first round of introductions, please welcome the new Costume Society Ambassadors for 2021!

The Rise of the Christmas Jumper: A Brief History

The Rise of the Christmas Jumper: A Brief History

December 23, 2020
Ubiquitous during the festive period, CS Ambassador Abigail King discusses the history of the Christmas Jumper.

Walk, Walk, Fashion Baby: 18th Century Fashion Dolls

Walk, Walk, Fashion Baby: 18th Century Fashion Dolls

December 21, 2020
This week's blog by CS Ambassador Isabella Rosner explores the origins and importance of 18th century fashion dolls.

Painting Prestige: Henry VIII and Hans Holbein the Younger, Artist in a Changing World

Painting Prestige: Henry VIII and Hans Holbein the Younger, Artist in a Changing World

December 13, 2020
The depiction of clothing in the Tudor Court is the subject of this week's blog by CS Ambassador Ella Muir, who discusses Jeanne Nuechterlein's new book 'Hans Holbein: The Artist in a Changing World'.

Karen Nicol; The Inquiring Mind of a Textile Artist

Karen Nicol; The Inquiring Mind of a Textile Artist

December 6, 2020
CS Ambassador Grace Victoria Bentley interviews textile artist Karen Nicol in this week's Costume Society Blog.

By the Pricking of My Thumbs: Costume, Heritage and British Identity in Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’.

By the Pricking of My Thumbs: Costume, Heritage and British Identity in Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’.

November 29, 2020
In this week's blog, CS Ambassador Chelsey Lewington discusses the role of costume, heritage and identity in Shakespeare's ‘Macbeth’.

Costume History Beyond the Museum Part 3: The Private Collector, Modern Uses for Historical Pieces

Costume History Beyond the Museum Part 3: The Private Collector, Modern Uses for Historical Pieces

November 22, 2020
In 'Costume History Beyond the Museum Part 3', CS Ambassador Sarah Morgan interviews Basia Szkutnicka, a designer and author, as well as a Professor of Practice, an MA Fashion & Textile Design Programme Leader, and Academic advisor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Favourite Designers: Elsa Schiaparelli

Favourite Designers: Elsa Schiaparelli

November 15, 2020
In the 1930s, Italian born designer Elsa Schiaparelli dazzled the Parisian haute couture industry with her daring and highly original designs. In this week's blog, CS Ambassador Aimee Palmer highlights some of her favourite pieces from one of her favourite designers.

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