Drake Stutesman

Drake Stutesman is Adjunct Professor in theCinema Studies Department at Tisch School of the Arts (New York University) and editor of Framework, The Journal of Cinema and Media. Her articles on costume design and fashion include publications in BFI and MoMA presses, Schirmer’s Encyclopedia of Film (2006), The Women’s Film Pioneer Source Book (2009) and If Looks Could Kill (2008). Author of the cultural history Snake (2005), she is also a novelist and is currently writing a biography of milliner/couturier Mr. John, who designed for Garbo, Dietrich, Monroe and many more.

Drake’s interviews with directors, writers and costume designers include all honorees for New York’s long running Designing Hollywood award ceremony. Co-chair of The Women’s Film Preservation Fund, she also co-programs the WFPF films in both MoMA’s and the Tribeca Film Festival’s annual preservation series and at Lincoln Center. She acted as Creative Consultant for the musical Family Fortune which opened on Broadway in 2009. Drake is an Adjunct Professor of Cinema Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts (New York University).