Vanessa Jones gives context to the costumes featured in the new BBC One drama, Gentleman Jack.
We want you to send us your #LeedsThreads for next year’s shopping exhibition at Leeds City Museum.
A rare Tibetan headdress with gorgeous turquoise and coral stones has just been conserved for display in Himalayan Fashion by Karen Horton.
Uncover the adventures of Curator Antonia Lovelace as she embarks on a field trip to Nepal, to add to our extensive World Cultures collection.
“Rosetta grew up in Bradford and lived through the Second World War and its aftermath. She was part of a working-class family. Her clothes are simple yet stylish”
Ahead of its opening in 2 weeks, Costume and Textiles intern Kay Eggleston gives us a behind the scenes look at preparing for the Fashionable Yorkshire exhibition!
Gentlemen of a certain age (OK, then, over 50) are more than likely to have owned a suit which was made in Leeds, once the capital of the British clothing industry. Leeds boasted many clothing manufacturers, large and small, including the likes of Sumrie, Browns, Berwin & Berwin, John Collier, the Fifty Shilling Tailor, Burtons…