A Cinderella Moment…

I don’t subscribe to the female stereotype of adoring shoes but I challenge anyone not to be excited, or just a little bit intrigued, by the rows and row of boxes in the┬áCostume Curator’s stores at Berrington Hall. Women’s shoes in the 18th century were predominantly made of fabric. The material was often patterned dress…

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Fabulous Fans

  Fans are like hats…once a necessary accessory to an outfit but nowadays a rare sight for fashion purposes. Fans are more likely to be found in display cases in museums and the stores of specialist societies than worn, or rather used, by an individual in the street. As object d’art they are beautiful to…

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