COSTUME – International Committee for Museums and Collections of Costume, Fashion and Textiles

Venue: Museum of Decorative Arts (Uměleckoprůmyslové museum v Praze)

Date: 25 August 2022

The Ritual Power of Clothing Part III: The Impact of Rites in Clothing and Adornment


Rituals are inevitable part of religious, professional and personal life. They grow around the most important social events. We all have to submit to them, more or less willingly. All ritualistic behaviour requires a visual setting. It most important part is clothing. The right choice of garment proves commitment to the ritual and knowledge of the rules that govern it. The ritual power of fashion is the infinite and ever-changing field of researches.






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