Clothing, and the quality of life during the Victorian times depended on whether you were rich or poor...

 

A television series like Once Upon A Time employs dozens of people to 'make the magic happen' but it's fun to go behind the scenes and see what the set really looks like...

Japanese visual artist and designer Eiko Ishioka (1938-2012) is best-known for her work on Francis Ford Coppola's film  Bram Stoker’s Dracula in 1992.

Dye Technician, Marian Padina, and Assistant Head of Dye Shop, Parveen Banga, talk through the process of dying Donna Anna's dress for Don Giovanni.

Ngila Dickson speaks about her amazing costume designs for the Fellowship of the Ring, and Lord of the Rings ... get a cup of tea ...

Here’s a look at traditional Chinese clothing styles through the dynasties, Part I

All those Tudor bits ...

Georgain; another period to dress ...

More acre often goes into the choice of a wedding dress than of any other piece of clothing. The wedding dress has been around for centuries, and London's Victoria & Albert Museum is unveiling a new exhibition of remarkable wedding dresses ranging from the end of the 18th Century to the present day. Join Exhibition Curator, Edwina Ehrman as she describes this exhibition; Wedding Dresses 1775-2014

Textile Conservator Niola Nicastro explains why they have chosen to create replicas and how this differs from conservation. We also learn about the detailed and complex work that goes into creating these replica emblems from the embroiderer, Becky Hogg. 
Conservation work on the Queen Anne Throne Canopy continues at Hampton Court Palaces...

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The Costumer's Notebook,

The book The Costumer's Notebook is a 295 page comprehensive handbook for Costumers for stage and film including a full Glossary of stage and film industry terms. Sections include methods and tricks for laundry, dyeing, breakdown, Dresser guidelines and protocols for Stage or Film and various size charts for men and women from shoes to gloves. Other Sections include diagrams showing How to Iron A Shirt, How to Tie a Tie and How to Tie a Bow Tie. Costume fittings, costume lay out and costume storage are also discussed.