Recreating an 18th Century Court Suit

V&A 18th century silk court suit

A few months ago, I ran into an article on The Costume Rag about a frock coat and suit at the Victoria and Albert Museum. I fell HARD for it.You can see pictures of it at two places for the most part – the actual Museum site, and fans who go and take pictures of … Read more

A Dangerous Liaison with Gwen Russell

Dangerous Liasons

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 Dangerous Liaisons. “Russell and her partner Janette Haslam were in the Oscar-winning costume teams behind both Dangerous Liaisons and Kenneth Brannagh’s Henry V. Her other movies include Interview with … Read more

This “Amateur” Digitised an 18th Century Court Coat

digitise

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 learned to digitise historical embroidery at Costume College – an annual three-day costuming arts conference in California – she undertook an incredible project that would see her recreate by machine what … Read more