Guest Blog Month, June 2021.

By Emma Kelly

We are delighted to announce that our Guest Blog Month event kicks off on Sunday, June 6th.

Throughout June, the Costume Society blog will be taken over by our team of Guest Bloggers, and we have an exciting programme of blogs to support our conference theme, Clothing on Paper. Our conference starts on June 26th. Open to members and non-members, the conference comprises five events over five days in June and July in a new online format, so you can join us from anywhere in the world! For more information, please visit our conference page


Guest Blog Month Schedule

June 6th  Dr. Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell - To Have and To Fold: The Paper Wedding Dress."

June 9th Stephanie Smart and Frances Tobin - On and From Paper (Interview).

June 13th Dr. Kimberly Alexander -Tracking Elizabeth Bull's Wedding Dress Across Time and Place: Atlantic Crossings, 1731-1910.

June 16th Angela Lassig -"An Account of Sundry Clothing on hand and expended".The significance of the archives of the Christian Missionary Society in understanding the import and distribution of English dress and textiles in early colonial New Zealand 1820-1830.

June 20th Kimberly Lamm- The Time of Slavery at the White House: Elizabeth Keckley's Written Garments and Inscriptions of the Unspoken.

June  23rd Alison Larkin- Serendipity: A Case Study of a Muff.

June 27th Grace Evans - Style By Design: Fashion plates from the Olive Matthews Collection, Chertsey Museum.

June 29th Francine McMahon- Excess and Ridicule: Satirical Cartoons of Fashionable Dress.

We hope you enjoy our special programme of blogs and if you would like to contribute a piece as a Guest Blogger, please contact Emma, our Blog Editor, at

Our promotional material for the month has been created by Elaine Manley:

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