I'm Katy, a fashion historian, performer, and all around creative type who loves to play dress up and can't seem to stop buying books. I have a deep passion for everything I do, from quietly reading about eighteenth-century fashion to singing an aria in a huge auditorium. I have a BA in Dramatic Arts with a minor in Vocal Performance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (class of 2011), and am currently a candidate for the MA in Visual Culture: Costume Studies at New York University (class of 2013). I'm a member of the Costume Society of America and the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies. I have interned at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, the Drexel University Historic Costume Collection, and the New York City Ballet Archives and have hands on experience working with garments, shoes, accessories, fashion publications, and other historic objects dating from the eighteenth century to the present. I am currently the archivist at Judith Leiber. Some of my personal research interests include the interplay of fashion, culture, society, and politics in 18th century Europe (particularly France and England) and the history of ballet costuming.
If you'd like to know more about me and the various things I do, please visit my website at www.katywerlin.com.