Regency
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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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How did Napoleon Change Fashion?
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The Napoleonic Wars had a profound impact on European culture, not least in fashion. Britain experienced the ‘Regency’ almost simultaneously with France’s ...

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Janet Arnold’s Incredible Pattern Books
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Janet Arnold's publications are some of the most popular guides in the costume world. Her drawings are taken from original garments in collections throughout ...

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Costume sales: Is First-come Fair?
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The Royal Shakespeare Company's eagerly anticipated costume sale on September 23, 2017, saw thousands of costume fans queue for hours to get hold of unique ...

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Sartorial Death Metal?
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Heavy metal is generally thought to be anything but dressy. But a few bands towards the extreme end of the metal spectrum have defied the stereotype of denim ...

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The Timeless Hussar Uniform
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From the Napoleonic Wars onwards the hussar uniform became the most opulent and decorative item of military style to have ever graced the blood and smoke of ...