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.


Chertsey Museum

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
Paris 1967-1971

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



Fashion Museum

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


Tel:01225 477789


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



Sudley House

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.

until 2014


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.



Waddesdon Manor

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