About Valerie Steele
Steele combines serious scholarship (and a Yale Ph.D.) with a rare ability to communicate with general audiences. She is author or co-author of more than two dozen books, including Paris Fashion: A Cultural History, Women of Fashion, Fetish: Fashion, Sex and Power, and Fashion Designers A-Z: The Collection of The Museum at FIT. Her books have been translated into Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
As author, curator, editor, and public intellectual, Valerie Steele has been instrumental in creating the modern field of fashion studies and in raising awareness of the cultural significance of fashion. She has appeared on many television programs, including The Oprah Winfrey Show and Undressed: The Story of Fashion. Described in The Washington Post as one of fashion's brainiest women and by Suzy Menkes as The Freud of Fashion, she is listed as one of The People Shaping the Global Fashion Industry in the Business of Fashion 500 (2014-present).
Online Literature Workshop
Join Clémence for our first UMUL of the year for an in-depth, online discussion of Voyage autour de ma chambre by Xavier de Maistre.Read More
Mix and Mingle Virtually with Boston’s Francophone Institutions
Join us online as we celebrate the launch of this annual celebration of the French language and Francophone cultures with a special meet and greet including a number of Boston's Francophone institutions.Read More