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Gilded Lilies: A Sparklewren Retrospective at The Underpinnings Museum

Gilded Lilies: A Sparklewren Retrospective at The Underpinnings Museum

July 31, 2020
In the final instalment of our Guest Blog Month, Victoria Haddock reviews The Underpinnings Museum's new online exhibition Gilded Lilies: A Sparklewren Retrospective.

How to Read a Suit Book Review.

How to Read a Suit Book Review.

July 26, 2020
This week, Guest Blogger Victoria Haddock reviews Fashion Historian and Lecturer Lydia Edwards book 'How to Read a Suit'.

Vogue’s War on Slovenliness: The Indomitable Audrey Withers.

Vogue’s War on Slovenliness: The Indomitable Audrey Withers.

July 5, 2020
"With ‘sloppy’ dress considered bad for morale, step forward the editor of Britain’s aspirational fashion bible: the indomitable Audrey Withers." This week's Guest Blogger, Tracey Allen from RAF News, explores Vogue magazine's secret weapon during World War II.

Death Becomes Him – Highlights of Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh

Death Becomes Him – Highlights of Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh

May 10, 2020
Before lockdown, CS Ambassador Joanna Munholland had the opportunity to visit 'Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh' at London's Saatchi Gallery. In this week's blog, Joanna highlights some of her favourite fashion and textile related objects from the exhibition.

Q&A with Lucy McConnell, Exhibitions Assistant at Dovecot Studios

Q&A with Lucy McConnell, Exhibitions Assistant at Dovecot Studios

May 3, 2020
CS Ambassador Abigail King conducted a Q&A with Lucy McConnell, emerging dress historian and Exhibitions Assistant at Dovecote Studios in Edinburgh.

Reflections: My Time as Recipient of The Museum Work Experience Grant

Reflections: My Time as Recipient of The Museum Work Experience Grant

April 26, 2020
With this year’s applications now extended to 30th July 2020, Costume Society Ambassador Aimée Palmer reflects on her time spent at the Ulster Folk Museum as recipient of The Costume Society's Museum Work Experience Grant.

In Glistening Glory: Queen Elizabeth I’s Dress at Hampton Court Palace

In Glistening Glory: Queen Elizabeth I’s Dress at Hampton Court Palace

March 22, 2020
The 24th of March marks the anniversary Queen Elizabeth I's death in 1603. In this week's blog, CS Ambassador Isabella Rosner discusses the Bacton Altar Cloth, the last surviving item of clothing from the Tudor Queen's wardrobe.

‘Vice Versa’: Exploring the influence of menswear on women’s fashion and vice versa

‘Vice Versa’: Exploring the influence of menswear on women’s fashion and vice versa

March 8, 2020
CS Ambassador Aimée Palmer reviews 'Vice Versa', a temporary fashion exhibition which explores the influence of menswear on women’s fashion and vice versa! On until 31st August 2020 at Ulster Museum, part of National Museums of Northern Ireland.

‘Dressing Identity: Caring for Collections and Understanding Ourselves’ - Exhibition Review.

‘Dressing Identity: Caring for Collections and Understanding Ourselves’ - Exhibition Review.

February 9, 2020
As the subject of this week's blog, CS Ambassador Sarah Morgan reviews ‘Dressing Identity: Caring for Collections and Understanding Ourselves’ at The Valentine in Richmond, Virginia.

Claridge’s Designer Tree

Claridge’s Designer Tree

December 27, 2019
For our festive blog Sarahlouise takes us through the recent history of haute couture Christmas foliage at Claridge’s.

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