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Anna, Lady Oxmantown in the library of Birr Castle wearing a green crepe wool Jacqmar dress that belonged to her grandmother in law Anne, Countess of Rosse. The dress would have flouted wartime restrictions so it is believed that Anne bought it prior to the war.

“Had a wonderful time in this I am ashamed to say” goes a note written by Countess Anne Rosse of Birr Castle on a long green crepe dress by Victor Sti(...)

Irish fashion designer Louise Kennedy with a range of former Aer Lingus crew uniforms. Ms Kennedy has been engaged by Aer Lingus to create a new design for its uniform. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall

After 20 years in teal green uniforms, Aer Lingus crew are set to get a fashion upgrade. Irish designer Louise Kennedy has been engaged to create a ne(...)

‘Ireland’s Fashion Radicals’ celebrated in new exhibition 3:30

A fashion exhibition “Ireland’s Fashion Radicals” opens in The Little Museum of Dublin on 25 January focusing on a small group of Irish fashion design(...)

Designer Pat Crowley who launched her autumn/winter collection for 1996, this week. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fashion designer Pat Crowley, who died on Monday at the age of 80, will be remembered as much for her stylish clothes as her good looks and vibrant pe(...)

 Patrick, Charlotte, Elizabeth and Lynn Temple of Magee, at Salthill Gardens, Mountcharles, Co Donegal. Photograph: James Connolly/PicSell8
Tweedy types

M agee is the name and tweed is their game and they have been at it in Donegal for nearly 150 years, wool and weaving being part of the county’s DNA. (...)