Curator, dress historian, artist, art historian, author and photographer are all terms I have used to describe myself. The common thread is that all these explorations are linked through fashion. I do what I love and love to share what I know in the classroom, in the lecture hall, in the Fashion Research Centre, on social media, and in my book and articles. My book "The Dress Detective: A Practical Guide to Object-based Research in Fashion" is intended to help young scholars explore the rich potential of dress artifacts. I am currently working on my PhD at York University on the intersection of fashion and art in the museum.
Fashion Research Collection Co-ordinator
BA University of Waterloo
MA Ryerson University
Phone: 416-979-5000Ex. 3214
"The Enchanting Spectacle of Fashion in the Museum" My PhD dissertation project is a philosophical analysis of the role of aesthetics in exhibiting fashion in the museum.
Lead author of The Dress Detective: A Practical Guide to Object-based Research in Fashion. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.
“Fashion + Curatorial Practice” in Die Mediatät der Mode edited by Dr. Rainer Wenrich, Transcript Press, 2015.
“A Gala Performance Tutu” in Dress Vol. 42.1 (2016): 35-47.
“The Enchanted Spectacle of Fashion in the Museum" in Catwalk: The Journal of Fashion, Beauty and Style 4.2 (2015): 47-70.
"Animating the Body in Museum Exhibitions of Fashion and Dress" in Dress 41.1 (2015): 37-51.
“Lanvin” in Catwalk: The Journal of Fashion, Beauty and Style, 5.1 (2016).
“Dries Van Noten: Inspirations” in The Journal of Curatorial Studies 5.1 (2016).
"Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire" in Clothing Cultures 3.1 (2016).
"Fashion Victims, The Pleasures and Perils of Dress in the Nineteenth Century" in Dress 41.1 (2015).