The Association of Dress Historians supports and promotes the study and professional practice of the history of dress, textiles, and accessories of all cultures and regions of the world, from before classical antiquity to the present day.

ADH Executive Committee

Aileen Ribeiro
Aileen Ribeiro,
Patron Emerita

Aileen Ribeiro is Patron Emerita of The Association of Dress Historians. She read history at King’s College, London, followed by an MA and PhD at The Courtauld Institute of Art. She was Head of The Department of Dress History at The Courtauld Institute of Art, 1975-2009. She lectures widely and has acted as costume consultant/contributor to many major museum exhibitions in Great Britain, Europe, and North America. Alieen Ribeiro has published many books and articles on various aspects of the history of dress, including The Art of Dress: Fashion in England and France 1750–1820 (1995); Dress and Morality (2003); Fashion and Fiction: Dress in Art and Literature in Stuart England (2006); Facing Beauty: Painted Women and Cosmetic Art (2011); A Portrait of Fashion: Six Centuries of Dress at the National Portrait Gallery (with Cally Blackman) (2015); and Clothing Art: The Visual Culture of Fashion, 1600–1914 (2017).

Jennifer Daley
Jennifer Daley, Chairman and Trustee

Dr. Jennifer Daley, PhD, FHEA, MA, MA, BTEC, BA, is Chairman and Trustee of The Association of Dress Historians and Editor–in–Chief of The Journal of Dress History. Dr. Daley is a university lecturer, who researches the political, economic, industrial, technological, and cultural history of clothing and textiles. She earned a PhD from The Department of War Studies at King’s College, London, with a thesis, titled, A History of Clothing and Textiles for Sailors in the British Royal Navy, 1660–1859. She also earned an MA in Art History from The Department of Dress History at The Courtauld Institute of Art; a BTEC in Millinery (history, design, and construction) at Kensington and Chelsea College; an MA (with a dissertation on political economics) from King’s College, London; and a BA from The University of Texas at Austin. She can be reached at email

Emily Taylor
Emily Taylor, Secretary

Emily Taylor is Secretary of The Association of Dress Historians. She is currently Assistant Curator of European Decorative Arts at National Museums Scotland, with a focus on working with the pre–1850 element of the Fashion and Textile collection. Her primary research area is on fashion construction and fashionable identities, circa 1700–1850. In 2013 she completed a PhD at The University of Glasgow, titled, Women’s Dresses from Eighteenth Century Scotland: Fashion Objects and Identities. She completed an MLitt in Decorative Arts and Design History at The University of Glasgow in 2007, and has previously had voluntary and paid roles with York Museums Trust, National Museums Scotland, and Glasgow Museums. Emily can be reached at email

Lisa Bartup, Treasurer and Trustee

After a long career in Accountancy, early retirement gave Lisa Bartup the opportunity to study fashion and dress history. She holds a BA in Fashion and Dress History and is currently studying for an MA in The History of Design and Material Culture at The University of Brighton. A horse rider from a young age, Lisa uses her experience to research equestrianism, including themes of tradition, belonging, gender, class, and consumption. Her current research project explores how dress communicates the role and position of women in organised equestrian sports during the nineteenth century. She is also a member of Objects Unwrapped, an ongoing collaborative project between The University of Brighton and Worthing Museum, researching equestrian objects held in the collection. Lisa can be reached by email at

Laura Perez Hernandez
Laura Pérez Hernández,
Deputy Treasurer

Laura Pérez Hernández is the Deputy Treasurer of The Association of Dress Historians. She is a post-doctoral researcher interested in social and fashion history in the European eighteenth century and how eighteenth century newspapers constructed women’s identities. She is currently working as a Research Coordinator of Sustainable Futures Research Theme at Nottingham Trent University, England. Recently, Laura earned a PhD from the Department of Early Modern History at the University Complutense of Madrid, Spain, with a thesis, titled, Female Fashion in Spain and England in the Eighteenth Century: Majismo and Its Social Scope, 1750-1800. During 2017-2018, she had a scholarship in the Department of Spanish, Latin American and Portuguese Studies at The University of Nottingham, England, to complete her international research. In 2014, Laura earned an MA in Early Modern History from the University Complutense of Madrid when she started to research women´s fashion and its representations in press and engravings across the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Laura can be reached at email

Scott William Schiavone
Scott William Schiavone, Membership Officer

Scott William Schiavone is Membership Officer of The Association of Dress Historians. He is a London College of Fashion alumnus having graduated from the MA Fashion Curation course in 2010. Having worked across Scotland with various dress and textile collections, including European Costume and Textiles at Glasgow Museums, and the Jean Muir (1928–1995) and Charles W. Stewart (1915–2001) collections at National Museums Scotland, Scott relocated to London in 2018 to assume the role of Assistant Curator at The Fan Museum, London. Scott is interested in manifestations of luxury and excess across the fashion timeline, including historical, modern, and contemporary fashion and fashion designers. His areas of expertise are nineteenth century womenswear, 1980s haute couture, the rise of the superstar designer, and tangible markers of luxury in European fans during 1850–1900. Scott can be reached at email

mariza galindo
Mariza Galindo,

Mariza Galindo is Marketing and Communications Officer of The Association of Dress Historians. She is a researcher and designer with a global perspective in fashion and emerging technologies, and an interest in Indigenous craft techniques, digital fabrication, and sustainable applications of synthetic biology. Mariza holds an MA in Fashion Studies from Parsons School of Design, New York. Her current research aims to develop materials that employ natural ecosystems as inspiration for a production process that produces no waste. Mariza is passionate about advancing public interest in sustainable practices of textile design and engineering, and actively seeks collaborations that can exert intergenerational responsibility and help reduce the fashion and textile industry’s social and environmental impact. Mariza can be reached at email

Emmy Sale
Emmy Sale,
Social Media Officer

Emmy Sale holds a BA in Fashion and Dress History and an MA in History of Design and Material Culture, from The University of Brighton. Her research interests include homemade clothing, women’s periodicals, and interwar beachwear. Emmy has been the recipient of the following awards during her studies: The Association of Dress Historians Student Fellowship 2018, Design History Society Student Essay Prize 2018, and The Costume Society’s The Yarwood Award 2019. Emmy published an article, titled, “‘It Is Not Impossible to Look Nice Sitting About on the Beach:’ The Influence of Magazines in the Making and Wearing of Hand-Knitting Bathing Suits by Young Working Women in England during the 1930s,” in the Autumn 2018 issue of The Journal of Dress History. Emmy is Social Media Officer of The Association of Dress Historians, and her role involves overseeing the ADH social media platforms. Emmy can be reached at email

Janet Mayo, Trustee

Janet Mayo is a member of the Executive Committee of The Association of Dress Historians and a Trustee. Janet has been a member of the ADH since its conception as CHODA. Her first degree was in theology at Birmingham University, and she followed it with an MA in History of Dress, taught by Aileen Ribeiro, at The Courtauld Institute of Art, specialising in British eighteenth century dress. Janet wrote her MA dissertation on Aesthetic Dress at the end of the nineteenth century. This combination of degrees led to the publication of A History of Ecclesiastical Dress (B.T. Batsford, 1984). Janet worked as a Costume Supervisor in the theatre and opera, finally head of costume at The National Theatre, London, during the time of Sir Peter Hall and Richard Eyre. In Brussels, Janet worked in the uniforms section of the Textiles Department of The Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History. Janet can be reached at email

Tara Tierney
Tara Tierney, Chair,
The Trustee Board

Tara Tierney is the Chair of The Trustee Board of The Association of Dress Historians. She holds an MA in the History and Culture of Fashion, from London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Her Master’s dissertation focused on the early British House Music culture, 1987–1991, and explored women’s identity within this culture through dress and the roles women held. Her present position is at Net–A–Porter, where she manages the digitisation and annotation of the Net–A–Porter Catwalk Archive, which is a collection of over 5500 hours of catwalk footage and interviews, covering all four major fashion weeks, 1979–2010. Tara can be reached at email

Irene Calvi
Irene Calvi,
Volunteer Officer

Irene Calvi graduated in 2019 with a BA degree in Cultural Heritage (History of Art) from The University of Turin, Italy, with a dissertation on the museological approach to fashion. She is continuing her studies with the international MA course Arts, Museology, and Curatorship at the Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Italy, completing with a dissertation revolving around wearable technologies. Irene is passionate about the cultural significance of fashion interpretation in museums, the new and emerging technologies, and the creation of international networks. Irene was awarded a 2019 and 2020 Student Fellowship by The Association of Dress Historians. Irene is the ADH Volunteer Officer and can be reached at email


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