Culture Costume and Dress

5-7th May 2021 Birmingham UK

Eleri Lynn

Eleri Lynn is the former Curator of the dress collection at Historic Royal Palaces and is now Head of Exhibitions at National Museum Wales. She has curated a number of major fashion exhibitions, most recently Diana: Her Fashion Story at Kensington Palace, and was a tutor on the FutureLearn Online Learning Course on Royal Fashion (with the University of Glasgow).  She is the author of Tudor Fashion (Yale University Press, 2017: winner of the 2019 Historians of British Art Award for exemplary scholarship pre-1600), and Tudor Textiles (Yale University Press, 2020). Eleri joined the Department of Furniture, Textiles and Fashion at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in 2003, and was the Assistant Curator of The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947-1957 (2007). Whilst at the V&A she also authored Fashion in Detail: Underwear (V&A, 2010) and devised and curated the major international touring exhibition, Undressed: 350 Years of Underwear in Fashion (2014-5) focussing on how underwear engineers and manipulates the body.