The prevalence of facial masks and headwear in the Autumn/Winter 2018 catwalk collections is a response to an ill-defined but ever-present feeling of unease.

Sin and Status: The Problem of Gold

In Sir Thomas More’s Utopia (1516), a philosophical musing about the creation and maintenance of an ideal community, fetters of gold were worn by criminals, for this shiny, inert metal

Unmasking Fancy Dress

  This article was first published with The Costume Society. There are typically three reactions when I tell people that I am writing a book about fancy dress costume: 1.