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Costume Society Conference 5th to 7th July 2019 - Pre-Raphaelites and the Arts and Crafts Movement

Costume Society Conference 5th to 7th July 2019 - Pre-Raphaelites and the Arts and Crafts Movement

December 16, 2018
Details of our 2019 Annual Conference - Pre-Raphaelites and the Arts and Crafts Movement

The Francophile French Hood Wearer or Not?

The Francophile French Hood Wearer or Not?

December 9, 2018
Francesca Scantlebury looks to the symbolic use of headwear through past and present depictions of Anne Boleyn.

Whitchurch Silk Mill Study Day

Whitchurch Silk Mill Study Day

November 26, 2018
CS Ambassador Jade Bailey-Dowling shares her experience from the Whitchurch Silk Mill Study Day.

‘Fashion, Femininity and Power’ Study Day at Killerton

‘Fashion, Femininity and Power’ Study Day at Killerton

November 22, 2018
Victoria Haddock and Beth Graham review the Costume Society's Autumn Study Day ‘Fashion, Femininity and Power’ held at the National Trust's Killerton House on Saturday 15th September.

Marchesa Luisa Casati - A Life In Fashion

Marchesa Luisa Casati - A Life In Fashion

November 11, 2018
CS ambassador Casci Ritchie looks back at the life and style of the eccentric fashion icon Marchesa Luisa Casati.

Exhibition Review - Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier

Exhibition Review - Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier

October 30, 2018
Eanna Morrison Barrs takes a retrospective look at the ‘Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier’ exhibition which closed this month at the Design Museum, set to tour from 2019.

Catherine de’ Medici’s Scented Gloves

Catherine de’ Medici’s Scented Gloves

October 21, 2018
Catherine de' Medici was not only deft at politics but also in setting fashion trends. Costume Society Ambassador Francesca Scantlebury explores the Queen's introduction of perfumed gloves to the French court.

Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up

Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up

October 21, 2018
Ambassador Vicky Haddock discusses a recent visit to see the Frida Kahlo exhibition at the V&A, open until 18th November 2018.

Michael Donnellan

Michael Donnellan

October 11, 2018
Emma Kelly sheds some light on the Irish-born couturier Michael Donnellan, once dubbed ‘the Balenciaga of London’.

Fashion Exhibitions in Stockholm 2018-2019

Fashion Exhibitions in Stockholm 2018-2019

October 6, 2018
Eanna Morrison Barrs rounds up Stockholm’s impressive array of fashion exhibitions coming up in the year ahead.

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