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 Events

Emily Taylor
Emily Taylor, Secretary
and Trustee

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 secretary@dresshistorians.org.

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 irene.calvi@dresshistorians.org.

Alba Sanz Álvarez
Sanz Álvarez,
and Events

Since September 2021, Alba Sanz Álvarez has been a PhD student at The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, where her interdisciplinary research approach combines the study of fashion collectors, fashion collections, and museums. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in History of Art from Universidad Complutense of Madrid and two Master’s degrees from Stockholm University: one in Fashion Studies and the other in Fashion Communication and Marketing. She has gained experience in the fashion industry by working for the Swedish high-end fashion brand Acne Studios. Alba’s research interests also include gender perspectives within fashion and the ability to work with a different range of materials. Alba can be reached at email events@dresshistorians.org.

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