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Posted by on Sep 15, 2012 in Costume related, Links | 0 comments


CSO has a Facebook Page, active since late June 2012; link below and live on our Links page. Posts may be random items related to fashion and costume history generally including: Fashionality exhibition at the McMichael , exhibitions at the Design Exchange, the V&A in London, FIT & Met in New York and more; links to various articles about fashion or costume, and on as far and wide as those observing the field find interesting. Click here for Link to Facebook page....

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Posted by on Jan 10, 2012 in Costume related, Costumed Events, Links | 0 comments

WEEKEND WITH JANE AUSTEN April 20–22, 2012, Toronto

A weekend with Jane Austen will be presented 20–22 April 2012 by JaneAustenDancing. It will feature a combination of workshops, lectures and social events on the theme of ordinary life in Austen’s world. The event will open Friday 20 April with an evening at Historic Fort York and will feature a lamplight tour of the Regency-era Fort, a dance demonstration, fashion show and supper. Tea, coffee and desserts made by the marvellous Fort York volunteer cooks will also be served. Saturday’s program (21 April) at St. Barnabas Anglican Church on the Danforth, will feature lectures, workshops, a carefully chosen selection of Regency-related books and a modest Jane Austen shop (details on the website listed below). The afternoon will conclude with a pre-ball English Country Dance workshop suitable for beginners and experienced dancers alike, and the evening will feature a ball with decorations, live music and elegant refreshments. Sunday’s entertainment (22 April) will take place at Montgomery’s Inn, a late-Georgian coaching inn in Toronto’s west end. The program will include...

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Posted by on Jun 20, 2009 in Costume related, Links | 0 comments


Berg Publishers and the Victoria and Albert Museum have announced a new partnership which means that 1600 images from the internationally renowned V&A fashion collection will be available through the Berg Fashion Library, a new online resource launching in May 2010. V&A images will be indexed – alongside other content including books and journals – according to an extensive classification system specially created for the Berg Fashion Library. The classification system will make it easier for students, scholars and curators throughout the world to see clothing and related objects that they might not otherwise know existed. Users will be able to search and browse for specific items of dress and to move between text and related images with ease.  Thumbnail images will be displayed within the Berg Fashion Library, and users will be able to click through to the V&A website for the full-sized image and further information. Christopher Breward, Head of Research at the V&A, comments: “This agreement is an excellent example of how the V&A can work...

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