UNIQLO Opens Limited Edition Roger Federer Pre-Order

Roger Federer dropped his sponsorship deal with Nike to join Uniqlo for what has been reported as $30 million per year. Now the complete outfit designed by Christopher Lemaire is available to pre-order for just $120 for five items of clothing. “Mr. Federer is one of the greatest champions in history; my respect for him … Read more

Burberry to Launch Collection With Vivienne Westwood


Burberry’s new chief creative officer Riccardo Tisci will collaborate with iconic punk designer Vivienne Westwood on a new capsule collection to be released in December. “Vivienne Westwood was one of the first designers who made me dream to become a designer myself,” added Tisci in an official statement. “She is a rebel, a punk and unrivalled … Read more

All Aboard the Bob Mackie Costume Auction

Garments worn Cher, Diana Ross and Raquel Welch will go under the hammer at the world–record breaking auction house Julien’s Auctions on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The catalogue will be exhibited aboard the Cunard flagship Queen Mary 2 in a voyage departing from London on August 19 and arriving in New York on August 26. The guest of honour … Read more

Artist Makes Accurate Historical Dresses from Paper

Belgian contemporary artist Isabelle de Borchgrave is a painter who creates stunning replicas of historical dresses in paper. The late designer Hubert de Givenchy called her “one of a kind; with a single sheet of paper, she creates the most beautiful dresses, the finest costumes, or, simply, a chain of white roses…Whether it becomes a shoe, … Read more

Is it Ever Acceptable to Say “Tacky?”

An objective judgement or shocking prejudice? Clothing has always been imbued with taste-based judgements of the kind we make when trying on an outfit in a shop or even straight out of our own wardrobe. Anyone for whom clothing is a passion naturally sift through vast quantites of potential purchases, not to mention endless conversations … Read more

Butchart and Laverty Talk Film Fashion

Hundreds of costume professionals filled Piccardilly’s Jewel Bar on March 15 to make new contacts and listen to fashion historians Amber Butchart and Christopher Laverty discuss the role of costume in film. The over-subscribed event was organised by costumer Wendy Benstead and filled the Middle-East-themed venue during cocktail happy hour. The Fashion of Film and … Read more

Last Minute Cheap Victorian & Steampunk Costumes on Amazon

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Have you got a last-minute Steampunk wardrobe crisis on your hands? Did you try to make a Victorian outfit and run out of time? Maybe you just need a few more accesories to complete your look. Whatever your reason, the internet – with a little help from The Costume Rag – is your saviour. Here … Read more