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Are Fashion Plates Accurate?
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Fashion plates are the first source many historical costumiers turn to for a new outfit. They are easily available online such as on Pinterest, are drawn to ...

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The Secrets of Authentic Costume
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Whether you're into cosplay, reenactment or simply dressing up for the sake of it, you probably want to look more like you've stepped out of a costume drama ...

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Meet the Jeweller Behind #GeorgianJanuary
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The Costume Rag meets Dames a la Mode, the maker of exquisite historical jewellery who started the phenomenal #GeorgianJanuary trend on Instagram.  What ...

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What We Really Learned From a Stitch in Time
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Forget the contradictions of the Arnolfini dress - BBC4's A Stitch in Time revealed another significant truth about historical costume that affects everyone ...

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Meet the Costumier Starting a Dandy Drinking Club
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The Costume Rag meets Dandy Drinking Club founder Jonny Haart to learn about his exciting new venture. "A celebration of male sartorial elegance and the art of ...

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BAFTA Costume Design Nominations Announced
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Beauty and the Beast Jacqueline Durran of 2012's Anna Karenina looked straight to the Disney cartoon for inspiration. “Those costumes exist in people’s ...

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A Dangerous Liaison with Gwen Russell
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Christine Yoo Millar meets the prolific costumier Gwen Russell in New York who is best-known for being part of the team that dressed Michelle Pfeiffer in ...

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This “Amateur” Digitised an 18th Century Court Coat
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Christine Yoo Millar saw the Costume Rag's image of a luxuriously-embroidered French court coat at the V&A in London and felt immediately inspired. Having ...

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How to Use Instagram as a Costumier
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Instagram is one of the most powerful tools for costume professionals and fans to connect, share ideas, promote their brand or Etsy shop and keep up with what ...

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The Best Books on 18th Century Costume
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Some of the best books on 18th Century costume are out of print which makes them hard to get hold of and expensive when you do. But some are circulating around ...

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Success for #RedressingPleasure!
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The Museum of London has succeeded in securing £10,000 to preserve its display of 18th and 19th century costumes in a scene of the Vauxhall pleasure gardens. ...

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Gems: Who Was This Amazing Mini-Suit Made For?
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You won’t believe this sweet little set from 1765 now on display in the V&A. No, it was not made for a child. While it is cut in the exact same way as an ...