20th Century
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How The Crown’s Jane Petrie Researches Period Fashion
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As wardrobe mistress and later as a costume assistant Jane Petrie was involved with the eponymous Tudor queen of both Elizabeth and Elizabeth: The Golden Age. ...

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Karolina Zebrowska Talks “Real Women – Beauty Through The Decades”
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Karolina Zebrowska became a Youtube sensation in 2015 with her hugely-successful video ‘Real Women - Beauty Through the Decades’ that conveyed a simple but ...

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You Could Wear Shoes Made for 1920s Hollywood Stars
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Vintage shoes by the great Salvatore Ferragamo made for stars of Hollywood's golden age are to be re-released as a capsule collection by his high-end brand ...

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The Most Expensive Film Costumes Ever Sold
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Judy Garland's shoes from the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz are now on sale by Moments In Time for $6 million having been on exhibit at Disney World for over a ...

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Controversial 1920s Speedos to Feature in New V&A Museum
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A pioneering swimsuit design that caused outrage almost a century ago is to be displayed in the V&A’s new museum in Dundee, Scotland, opening September 15, ...

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Free Historical Patterns from LACMA
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A man's 1770s suit, 1940s zoot suit and some women's early 1900s lounging pajamas are just some of the incredible patterns taken from the collection of the Los ...

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We Asked You For Your Worst Uses of Sewing Scissors…
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It seems a cliche and yet still no one knows that sewing scissors are for sewing and nothing else. After posting this meme on our social ...

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How to Find Your Perfect 1920s Flapper Dress
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The 1920s was a golden age for fashion and that legacy lasts to this day in popular culture from the opulence of The Great Gatsby's dresses to the gritty ...

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Butchart and Laverty Talk Film Fashion
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Hundreds of costume professionals filled Piccardilly's Jewel Bar on March 15 to make new contacts and listen to fashion historians Amber Butchart and ...

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Five Reasons Costume is a Curse
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Don’t you ever wish, just sometimes, that you did not have such an intensive, wonderful and expensive hobby? After a long day or a sleepless night, don’t you ...

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Does Historical Accuracy Really Matter at Events?
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Trigger warning: this could get messy. Many costumers view historical accuracy as a sacred principle to be upheld at all times, and very often imposed upon ...

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Silk Top Hats are the Bitcoin of Antiques
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Few accessories seem quite as evocative as the silk top hat. As the essential headwear of Victorian gentlemen and a modern statement of aristocratic wealth, ...