What’s on elsewhere
Events listed include those organised by institutions or costume and textile societies, which have close links with the Costume Society. Information is published in good faith. The Costume Society cannot be responsible for errors, omissions and alterations. For enquiries use contact details below. For events listing on this page contact info@costume society.
The Cedars, 33 Windsor Street, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 8AT
Farewell to All That 1901 - 191
On deplay from the Olive Matthews Collection are the garments worn in the years before the conflict, from iconic pieces of underwear, to sports clothing, daywear and dazzlinf evening dress.
Until 23rd August 2014
Fashion and Textile Museum
83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF
The Glamour of Bellville Sassoon
This exhibiton traces the history of British glamour from couture houses of the late 1950s, to the celebrities who became clients of the company.
Until 11th January 2014
Tel.: 020 7407 8664
Fashion Space Gallery
London College of Fashion, 20 John Princes Street, W1G 0BJ
Coco Chanel: A New Portrait By Marion Pike
This exhibition explores the friendship and working practices of two, extraordinarily talented, creative women Californian artist Marion Pike and Coco Chanel.
Until 15th November .2013
Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, Bath, BA1 2QH
GEORGIANS: 18th century dress for polite society
25 January 2014 - 1 January 2015
The new exhibition will present a selection of the finest fashions worn by those attending Assemblies, and other glittering occasions of 18thcentury life
West of England Costume Society
Bath Bowling Club, Pulteney Street, Bath BA2 4EZ
1 February 2014, 14.00-16.30
Nina Edwards speaking on
Dressed for War: How clothing mattered in the First World War.
Snibston Museum Fashion Gallery
Ashby Road, LE67 3LN Coalville, Leicester
Taking The Plunge
An exhibition charting the development of swimwear from the modest 19th century bathing suit, 1950s structured glamour to 21st century fabrics.
Until 6th March 2013
Mossley Hill Road, Liverpool L18 8BX
20th Century Chic
This is a display of 12 evening outfits reflects the monumental changes in the role of women during the twentieth century 1900 – 2000.
Tel: 0151 7243245
Study Day: West of England Costume Society
BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol BS34 7RG
15 March 2014, 9.30-16.45
Dressing the Little Dears
Four talks over the day:
The Tudor child with Dr Jane Malcolm-Davies and Ninya Mikhaila (image on the home page slider)
What will Baby wear? Noreen Marshall on the history of baby clothes
Suitable dress for boys with Alasdair Peebles on 200 years of the suit 1760-1960
The Ladybird, the Dressing gown and the Golden Age of British childhoood with Dr Kaori O'Connor.
near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JH
Imagine...Lace at Waddesdon
Lace-makers and selected artists have been invited to respond to the collection at Waddesdon, which includes historic lace acquired by Baroness Edmond de Rothschild (1853-1935).
Until 26th October 2014
Tel: 01296 653226
Victoria and Albert Museum
South Kensington, London SW7
Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s
10 July 2013 - 16 February 2014
Tel: 020 7942 2000
Totnes Fashion and Textile Museum
Bogan House, 43 High Street, Totnes TQ9 5NP
Tel: 01803 862857