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Region VIII membership includes individuals, corporations, institutions and students located in the following locations: Australia, Austria, Finland, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Scotland, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and United Kingdom.

The Region VIII Exhibitions Calendar lists exhibitions of costume, lectures and workshops. Please note that the dates of exhibitions may change. If no beginning date is given, the exhibition is already open.

To have your costume-related exhibition, lecture or workshop included on the Region VIII Exhibitions Calendar, please click on "Send Us Your News" found in the left-side navigational bar. Please include the following facts concerning the event: location, contact information, web link, title, dates and brief description. CSA reserves the right to edit submissions to meet space and content restrictions. Please allow up to 2 weeks for your submission to appear online. Thank you.

Fashion and Textile Museum
London, England

Couture Study Day: The Art & History of Couture with Louise Coffey-Webb
Saturday, November 23, 2013

What makes couture "haute?" Come find out with CSA Western Region member Louise Coffey-Webb as she presents an entire day examining the meaning of couture at London's Fashion and Textile Museum. Registration includes entry to the exhibition on couturier Bellville Sassoon. View excerpts from rare DVDs, examine designer garments, and explore whether sustainability is compatible with haute couture! Register online at

Centre National du Costume de Scene
Quartier Villars, Route de Montilly, Moulins, France

June 15 - January 5, 2014

As the parade of circus arriving in town, this exhibition will in scene for the first time, the beautiful costumes and jewelery from the most big companies in the world. in their tunics to frogs, bags or leotards, decorated with patterns painted, of embroidery and sequins, ringmaster, clowns white, august, equestrians, acrobats, jugglers, animal tamers , trapeze artists and acrobats embody the magic of art track in a swirl of color and light. The CNCS invites visitors to discover this universe since the appearance of the circus modern the XVIII th century, until mutations circus contemporary .

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Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Shatin
1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin, Hong Kong

Cantonese Opera Heritage Hall
Permanent Exhibition

This gallery relates the history and explains the art of Cantonese Opera. Showcased are some valuable items once used by renowned Cantonese Opera artists.

Museo de la Moda
4562 Vitacura Avenue, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile

Back to the 80s

The 80s was a cocktail of contradictions. A time of effervescence in the arts, and crisis and changes in politics. While the Eastern bloc disintegrated, dictatorships were prolonged and AIDS ravaged entire countries. Fashion became a recreational extravaganza through which designers expressed their individuality, abandoned the distinction between good and bad taste and sensed the imminence of a technological future. Inspired by film, arts, music, discos, sports and the streets.

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The Fashion Museum
Bennett Street, Bath, England, BA1 2QH

50 Fabulous Frocks!
February 2 - December 31, 2013

The Fashion Museum in Bath celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2013 with a special display that will showcase 50 of its most glamorous dresses with the wow factor! The exhibition will include a gorgeous gold embroidered Georgian court dress and a delicate 1870s gauze bustle day dress edged with purple fringing and redolent of the paintings of Tissot alongside a slinky jersey evening dress by Ossie Clark and a classic chic Chanel suit. will feature the iconic and influential names of 20th century couture - Schiaparelli, Poiret, Vionnet, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent – as well as today’s most desired fashion designers and brands - Erdem, Burberry, John Rocha. This display will show both the richness of the museum collection as well as key moments in fashion history that continue to provide inspiration for modern day designers along with TV and film makers - think Downton Abbey, The Great Gatsby and Anna Karenina.

The display will also include delightfully curious pieces from the Fashion Museum’s world-class collection of original objects, such as a Champagne Dress worn at a fancy dress party in Edwardian times. And men will not be forgotten, from an ornately embroidered man’s coat from the early 18th century through to a pair of bondage trousers by Dame Vivienne Westwood, Queen of Punk.

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CSA International Region member coauthor

Seventeenth-Century Women's Dress Patterns: Book 1 (Women's Dress Patterns 1)