Critical Costume is centred around a biennial conference and exhibition.

Critical Costume 2024 will be held on 6-9 March 2024 at UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television, Los Angeles, USA, hosted by the David Copley C. Copley Center for the Study of Costume Design. For more information, please click the dedicated page below.

We have also hosted costume events at international forums such as the Prague Quadrennial. Critical Costume is currently a partner of the Prague Quadrennial in the frame of its Knowledge Exchange Platform.

Information on hosting a future Critical Costume event are available on our Contact page.

Our colllaboration with Prague Quadrennial

Invited Panels

CC at PQ19

Prague Quadrennial

CC at PQ15

Prague Quadrennial

Biennial Events

C​ritical Costume 2024

David C. Copley Center for Costume Design, UCLA (USA)
6th-9th March 2024

C​ritical Costume 2022

O​nline (Australia, Finland, Brazil)
17th - 20th November 2022

C​ritical Costume 2020

Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO)
21st - 23rd August 2020

C​ritical Costume 2018

University of Surrey
12th - 14th September 2018

C​ritical Costume 2015

Aalto University, FIN
25th - 27th March 2015

C​ritical Costume 2013

Edge Hill University, UK
17th - 18th January 2013