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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.

The Trustee Board

Vicki Karaminas
Vicki Karaminas,
Chair of
Trustees

Dr. Vicki Karaminas is Professor of Fashion and Director of Doctoral Studies for the School of Design at Massey University, New Zealand. Her book publications (with Adam Geczy) include; Gastrofashion from Haute Cuisine to Haute Couture (2022), Fashionable Masculinities. Queer, Pimp Daddies and Lumbersexuals (2022), Libertine Fashion. Freedom, Sexual Rebellion and Style (2021), Gaga Aesthetics. Fashion, Art, Popular Culture and the Upending of Tradition (2021), Fashion Installation: Body, Space and Performance (2018), The End of Fashion: Clothing and Dress in the Age of Globalisation (2018), Critical Fashion Practice from Westwood to Van Beirendonck (2017), Fashion and Masculinities in Popular Culture (2017), Fashion’s Double: Representations of Fashion in Painting, Photography and Film (2015), Queer Style (2013) and Fashion and Art (2012). She is the editor (with Adam Geczy) of the book series Anthem Studies in Fashion and Visual Cultures and Style Discourses. Fashion, Art and Culture (Rutgers, US) and founding editor of The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture and the Journal of Asia–Pacific Pop Culture. Professor Karaminas is a member of the advisory and editorial boards of a number of associations and international journals, including The Journal of Dress History, Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress and the Body; Film, Fashion and Consumption; the International Journal of Fashion Studies; and Zone Moda Journal. Vicki can be reached at email vicki.karaminas@dresshistorians.org.

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.

Sue Bennett
Sue Bennett,
Treasurer and Trustee

Sue Bennett is a chartered accountant with many years’ experience, much of which has been gained in the public sector in the UK. Although currently taking a career break whilst living in Austria, Sue has experience of working with Boards and Audit Committees in various roles and has held voluntary posts as a school governor. Sue has a keen lifelong interest in textiles and clothing, which is reflected in the exhibitions she seeks out and hobbies she pursues. She was taught to sew by her mother and makes some clothes as well as quilts, and she is an amateur weaver.

Hilary Hall
Hilary Hall,
Trustee

Hilary is an enthusiastic amateur when it comes to dress history. Her interest is mainly driven by a passion for embroidery – Hilary runs her own business making modern embroidery kits and patterns. Until October 2020, Hilary was Chief Executive of the National Hair & Beauty Federation, the UK trade body for independent hair salons, barbershops and beauty salons providing membership services such as employment law advice, business information, COVID advice, campaigning and representing the industry in the media, including TV and radio. Hilary managed a team of 13 people and turnover of about £1.5 million per year. Hilary was previously Director of Membership at the Institute of Leadership & Management and has served as a Board member for several organisations, including charities. Hilary’s Masters degrees are in Education and in Events Management, both with distinction, and she has completed training courses in leadership, strategy, finance, governance and marketing.

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Professor Joseph Hancock II, Trustee

Biography to follow.

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Dr Kelly
Reddy-Best, Trustee

Biography to follow.

The Association of Dress Historians (ADH) is governed by The Trustee Board, which is voted in by ADH members.

The Trustee Board is legally responsible and accountable for ADH governance, management, and administration.

The Trustee Board ensures that the ADH is carrying out its charitable objectives, as set out in the following:

ADH Constitution
ADH Code of Conduct
ADH Code of Ethics
ADH Diversity and Inclusion Policy

The ADH acknowledges and appreciates the contribution of former Trustees:

Lisa Bartup (2020-2022)
Jane Shepard (2016-2019)
Tara Tierney (2015-2021)
Janet Mayo (2015-2021)
Jennifer Daley (2015-2021)
Helen Margaret Walter (2011-2016)
Jane Bridgeman (2011-2015)

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