Showing posts from May, 2018

AMBA: Folk Dress and Fashion

Episode four of the podcast is live! This time I'm discussing the history of regional dress in Europe, "national costume" schemes, and where most modern folk dress traditions come from. I will be posting an illustrated, written version of the episode here - but not very very soon, because I'll be going off this weekend to see Anastasia  on Broadway and the Visitors to Versailles  exhibition at the Met! The next episode will be on court dress, addressing the English and French courts as well as a number of others. I don't know which yet - it always depends on what sources I can find - but I really want to address other regions, because fashion history does tend to be so focused on the two above. Spain and Sweden at the very least!