Were Tightlaced Corsets All Bad?

“There is one thing that bothers me recently, but I don’t think I’m brave enough to make a video on it as it may be perceived as controversial – and it’s implementing modern mindsets in period dramas,” renowned costume blogger Karolina Zebrowska told The Costume Rag in a recent interview. “Especially women hating corsets and perceiving it … Read more

Karolina Zebrowska Talks “Real Women – Beauty Through The Decades”

Karolina Zebrowska became a Youtube sensation in 2015 with her hugely-successful video ‘Real Women – Beauty Through the Decades’ that conveyed a simple but powerful message on how we view the past. In just two minutes she debunked the popular idea that past decades were always glamorous – with vintage enthusiasts choosing to focus on … Read more

When Film Costumes Are Recognised So Will Their Designers

While archiving significant film costumes is now commonplace many gems of the first century of film are lost. More to the point, many efforts to preserve these pieces as collections have failed despite huge collector interest.  The reason comes down to a historic failure to recognise the significant contribution of the female-dominated world of costume … Read more