Regular readers will know that I’ve got a bit of a thing for old clothes. Whether it’s rummaging through vintage shops or exploring museums and archives, I’ve come to realise that I’m a bit of a fashion history fanatic. I’m by no means an expert, but meeting other interested folk through organisations like the Costume Society – the oldest society in the UK that promotes the study of dress history – have helped me to expand my knowledge and areas of interest.
The fascinating thing is that everyone picks up bits and pieces of information about fashion history if they are interested in clothes. If you love costume dramas on stage or screen, enjoy watching old movies or have a 20th century music obsession, you’ll know more than you realise.
What better way to put all this knowledge to the test than with a fun team quiz? This December, the Costume Society have teamed up with vintage emporium Beyond Retro to host ‘Don We Now Our Gay Apparel: A Christmas Quiz‘ on the evening of Thursday 8th December at iconic east London venue Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. Hosted by fashion historian Amber Butchart – with a special underwear-themed round of questions from me! – the night will be crammed with fun fashion facts, Christmas tunes, Christmas jumpers and fabulous festive cheer.
Come along for the chance to win a copy of Amber’s latest book, a Beyond Retro voucher and a personal shopping experience. If old clothes and yuletide joy are your thing, pull on your brightest Christmas jumper, adorn with tinsel and join us! RSVP via Eventbrite for your free ticket and get 10% off at Beyond Retro to top up your Christmas wardrobe!