Costume Archive Visit

On 2 May 2024, Sussex Blazing Saddles hosted a visit to Worthing Museum & Art Gallery’s Costume Archive. Seniour Curator, Gerry Connolly showed us a series of amazing utfits from the late 1800s to early 1900s, giving us an overview of womens’ clothing of our period (1890-1928).

From the tortuous constraints of Edwardian fashion & the incredible engineering of undergarments, to convertible horse riding outfits, in a similar vein to the convertible cyclewear featured in the Blazing Saddles show.

Huge thanks to Gerry & Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, & to everyone who came along from across Sussex for a fascinating introduction to costume archives & women’s clothing.