Andrew Bolton

Andrew is Curator at The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Exhibitions include ‘Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations’ (2012) and ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’ (2011) and Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy (2008). His exhibition Anglomania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion (2006) was an examination of Englishness as translated through the ironic, theatrical, and historical gaze of late twentieth and early twenty-first century British designers. At the Metropolitan Andrew has also curated Chanel, WILD: Fashion Untamed, Dangerous Liaisons: Fashion and Furniture in the Eighteenth Century and Blithe Spirit: The Windsor Set.

From 1999- 2002 Andrew was the Senior Research Fellow in Contemporary Fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the London College of Fashion in London. During this time he curated Men in Skirts at the V & A, as well as The Supermodern Wardrobe and Sole Satisfaction at the London College of Fashion. As V&A Curator of Contemporary Chinese Fashion (1993-1999), Andrew presented Fashioning Mao, looking at the commodification of the Chairman’s image by the fashion industry.