Dressing in historical clothes can reveal things about the past that no book can.
A global trade in feathers, with London at its heart, saw hundreds of millions of birds killed every year. Emily Williamson waged a long and furious campaign against it.
A thoughtful long view of men’s participation in, and consumption of, fashionable dress.
Perfumes and sweet scents affect our sense of smell, but their true realm is that of the imagination.
During the 1770s there emerged a new type of fashionable fellow: the Macaroni, whose style was frequently and easily lampooned by cartoonists and the media.
The story of silk, which connected the world with a thread.
The two-piece swimsuit was unveiled on 5 July 1946.
During the late 18th century the physical effects of tuberculosis became the ideals of beauty for the fashionable woman.
The photographer, designer and aesthete Cecil Beaton brought a distinctly historical awareness to the realm of fashion.
Beatrice Bazell gets a first glimpse at an exhibition devoted to the history of the shoe.