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Letter from America: A reason to watch more TV

One great thing about being in the costume business is that it forces you to keep up with popular culture. If you want to please customers looking for the latest trendy costumes, you need to know what is trending on TV.

A good example that I recently encountered is the demand for costumes that are inspired by Bridgerton, a Netflix program that debuted in

Ed Avis, executive director of the National Costumers Association
Ed Avis, executive director of the National Costumers Association

December 2020. The show has sparked consumer interest for costumes resembling clothing from the Victorian and Edwardian eras.

The programme is set in the early 1800s in London, but the clothing worn by the characters spans several styles, says Larry Docktor, owner of Broadway Costumes & Theatrical Supply in Sacramento, California.

To read Ed’s full column in the latest issue of Progressive Party, simply click here.

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