ACORSO Research Interest Group: Tailored clothes for women, 1750-1930

  • Hannah Rumball (Organiser)
  • Suzanne Rowland (Organiser)
  • Marie McLoughlin (Organiser)
  • Taylor, L. (Organiser)
  • Nicklas, C. (Organiser)

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The research group has 32 international members, including university lecturers, museum professionals and freelance historians. The following objectives have been established “A material culture, comparative study of the design, manufacture, retailing and consumption of tailored garments for and by women, at all market levels in the 1750-1920 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.
Period2018 → …
Event typeOther


  • Tailoring.
  • Dress History
  • Fashion design
  • Nineteenth century
  • clothing
  • Dress
  • Design