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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.

High Days and Holidays at Totnes Fashion and Textiles Museum

High Days and Holidays at Totnes Fashion and Textiles Museum

December 3, 2017
CS Ambassador Araminta Pain reviews Totnes Fashion and Textiles Museum

Show your support with our new lapel badge

Show your support with our new lapel badge

November 28, 2017
Just in time for the cooler jacket-wearing days, the Costume Society is offering these elegant badges to embellish your lapels

The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection

The Smithsonian First Ladies Collection

November 24, 2017
Prompted by a recent donation, Ambassador Victoria Haddock returns to the First Ladies Collection at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History to explore its display of high profile garments and associated material.

House Style at Chatsworth

House Style at Chatsworth

October 16, 2017
Guest blogger Lottie Moss reveals how the exhibition ‘House Style’ at Chatsworth House came about.

We Are Recruiting!

We Are Recruiting!

October 11, 2017
The Costume Society is seeking a new team of Ambassadors to help us build our presence online.

Clean as a Whistle: Keeping Clothes Clean on the Island of Arran

Clean as a Whistle: Keeping Clothes Clean on the Island of Arran

October 6, 2017
Ambassador Rachel Sayers shares her recent experience of a visit to the Heritage Museum

Are you the Costume Society’s new Conference organisers?

September 26, 2017
Are you the Costume Society’s new Conference organisers?

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