The group has 32 international members, including university lecturers, museum professionals and freelance historians. The following objectives have been established “material culture, comparative study of the design, manufacture, retailing and consumption of tailored garments for and by women, at all market levels in the 1750-1930 period. We look at this in the context of the struggle by women of all social classes for social, economic and political inclusion in the 1750-1920 period.” Divided into several small research groups, the members explore many aspects of the broad topic of tailored clothes for women.

Supported by Acorso, the group is looking for contacts with curators in European museums. If you are interested, please contact Lou Taylor [E.P.Taylor@brighton.ac.uk]

If you would like more information on the subject, please download the presentation here.

The group will hold an international online conference on 18 and 25 September 2021. You can download the programme here.

You can also download the group’s newsletter, published in August 2021, here