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Dressed: The History of Fashion - Podcast Review

Dressed: The History of Fashion - Podcast Review

March 16, 2018
CS Ambassador Eanna Morrison Barrs reviews the fist episode of HowStuffWorks' new podcast Dressed: The History of Fashion.

Celebrating Suffrage at ‘Their Fight, Our Future’ MuseumLab at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

Celebrating Suffrage at ‘Their Fight, Our Future’ MuseumLab at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

March 8, 2018
Ambassador Jade Bailey-Dowling reports from Brighton Museum & Art Gallery’s recent ‘MuseumLab’ event devoted to the 100-year anniversary of the Representation of the People Act.

Meet Our Final Two Ambassadors for 2018!

Meet Our Final Two Ambassadors for 2018!

March 4, 2018
Please welcome the final two ambassadors for 2018; Beth Graham and Valerie Wilson.

Meet More of Our New Ambassadors for 2018!

Meet More of Our New Ambassadors for 2018!

February 27, 2018
This time around, please welcome our ambassadors for 2018 Casci Ritchie, Emma Kelly and Katy Canales.

Meet Our New Ambassadors for 2018!

Meet Our New Ambassadors for 2018!

February 25, 2018
Please welcome our ambassadors for 2018. First up Francesca Scantlebury, Eanna Morrison Barrs and Jade Bailey-Dowling.

Behind the scenes of Branded: fashion, femininity and the right to vote at Killerton House

Behind the scenes of Branded: fashion, femininity and the right to vote at Killerton House

February 20, 2018
Costume Society Ambassador Victoria Haddock shares with us her fantastic insight and involvement in Branded: fashion, femininity and the right to vote at Killerton House, near Exeter.

Opera: Passion, Power and Politics at the V&A; A Multi-Sensory Voyage of Discovery and Enlightenment

Opera: Passion, Power and Politics at the V&A; A Multi-Sensory Voyage of Discovery and Enlightenment

February 11, 2018
Costume Society Ambassador Araminta Pain takes us through her recent visit to the ‘Opera: Power Passion and Politics’ exhibition at the V&A.

Stitching Fortuny

Stitching Fortuny

January 14, 2018
Textile Conservation MPhil student Daisy Graham from the University of Glasgow discusses some of the techniques, developed during her summer placement at the Palais Galliera, used to treat tricky pleats and sheer linings to Fortuny costume.

Reconstructing Historical Dress

Reconstructing Historical Dress

December 30, 2017
How do we replicate historical dress when the original no longer exists? Costume interpreter Viviane Chen describes the process of fabricating an authentic skirt to match an 1860s bodice from The Bowes Museum collection, thought have been made for, and worn by Joséphine Bowes.

Transformation: One Man’s Cross-Dressing Wardrobe

Transformation: One Man’s Cross-Dressing Wardrobe

December 19, 2017
Take a trip to Liverpool before the end of March 2018 to see ‘Transformation: One Man’s Cross-Dressing Wardrobe’ showing at Sudley House.

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