Jane Austen’s Wardrobe by Hilary Davidson seeks to provide the context that more than two centuries of changes in fashion have obscured.
From Elizabeth I’s intimate attire to fabrics that threatened social hierarchies, clothes tell us about more than just their wearers.
Clothes in early modern England could quite literally be to die for.
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.