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  • Profile:

    Beth Dincuff Charleston is a design historian whose career highlights include curating the 2013 exhibition "Sophie Gimbel and the Salon Moderne: Fashioning American Couture” presented at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center and Saks Fifth Avenue’s flagship store. Previously, she was the Manager of Archive and Digital Services at Calvin Klein, Inc. as well as Research Associate in the collection at the Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    Degrees Held:

    MA The Fashion Institute of Technology, Museum Studies: Costume and Textiles

    BFA  New York University, Tisch School of the Arts: Film and Television Production  

    Professional Affiliations:

    Fashion Group International 

    Costume Society of America

    Recent Publications:

    Sophie of Saks: Fashioning American Couture, Schiffer Publishing, Forthcoming, Fall 2019

    Oxford Art Online, Oxford University Press, Contributor

    Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion, Contributor 

    Un Secolo di Moda: Creazioni e Mitit del Ventesimo, Contributor

    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Contributor: Bikini; Balenciaga; Dior thematic essays  

    Performances And Appearances:

    Nov 2017, Paper, “Beneath the Surface: Gloves by Schiaparelli and Oppenheim”, Decorating Dissidence, University of London

    Nov 2016, Panel Moderator, “Ruth Finley's Fashion Calendar”, New York University

    Mar 2015, Panel Moderator, "In the Rear Window: Using Fashion History in Today’s Designs”, Paley Design Center, Philadelphia University

     

    Research Interests:

    curatorial practice,Women designers, American fashion history,

    Awards And Honors:

    The Art Institute of Philadelphia Fashion Icon Award, 2014  

    Invited debater, Cambridge Union Society, Cambridge University, 2012  

    The New School University Faculty Development Award, 2009, 2017  

    Current Courses:

    Fashion Cultures

    Fashion History: Fusion

    Fashion History: Survey (Spring 2019)

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