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 Membership

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 membership@dresshistorians.org.

Lydia Caston
Lydia Caston,
Deputy Membership Officer

Since 2018, Lydia Caston has been Assistant Curator in the Department of Photography at The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), London. She joined the museum to work on fashion photography projects, and her work has involved researching and cataloguing the Gianni Penati archive and assisting with the curation of the exhibition, Tim Walker: Wonderful Things (2019-2020). Her MA research in History of Design at The Royal College of Art, London and the V&A focused on the representation of Algerian women through French colonial materials including fashion press, photographic postcards, and dress. Lydia was previously Student Officer of the Design History Society. Her publications include regular contributions to Selvedge magazine, The Royal Photographic Society Journal, and writing the Yellow chapter for The V&A Book of Colour in Design (2020).

The Membership Sub-Committee manages all aspects of ADH membership. For more information about ADH membership, please visit this page.


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