AN exhibition of beautiful hand-crafted costumes is set to showcase the work of York students.

Eight talented students from the Northern College of Costume, in Market Street, have created three costumes over 15 weeks on a course that has trained costume makers in the city since 2006.

All of the students, who hail

from across the UK and beyond, have been working hard to craft corsets, tailor jackets and embellish silks, in order to learn the art of the costumier.

Items on display in today’s exhibition include a gentlemen’s Edwardian tweed sports suit, stunning gowns and French hoods from the Tudor era and sumptuous silk evening gowns from the early-1900s.

Each costume has been individually designed and constructed to the highest standards.

Graduates from the college have gone on to work in costume departments at major theatre and opera houses, as well as creating costumes for TV and film productions including, Tolkien, Aladdin, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Outlander, The Crown, Victoria and Peaky Blinders.

Courses are run by skilled tutors, each of whom has a background in costume making for stage and screen, tailoring and tutoring.

The course itself offers a project-based, apprentice-style programme and has an excellent reputation throughout the industry.

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The exhibition of students’ work takes place at the Northern College of Costume, 26 Market Street,

on May 3 from 2-7pm and from 11am-4pm on May 4.

It is free of charge and open to

all, however the exhibition is on the top floor and there is no lift.