Rebecca Arnold

Dr

  • Strand, Somerset House

    WC2R 0RN London

    United Kingdom

  • 3 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
19942017

Personal profile

Overview

Rebecca Arnold was educated at King’s College, London (BA Hons History, 1990), The Courtauld Institute of Art (MA History of Dress, 1993) and University College London (PhD, 2006). Before joining The Courtauld Institute of Art in 2009, she was a Research Fellow and Lecturer in the History of Design Department at the Royal College of Art and a Visiting Fellow at the Victoria and Albert Museum. In 2006, she was the first Guest Professor at the Centre for Fashion Studies at Stockholm University. In 2001, she set up and ran the BA (Hons) Fashion History and Theory at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design.

Research interests

  • Ready-to-wear fashion
  • Interwar French couture
  • Fashion and modernity
  • Dress and the body
  • Dress and the senses
  • Film and fashion
  • Dress and the everyday
  • American fashion
  • Documentary Photography

Fellowships

1997          

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts  

1999          

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 

Special Awards, Honours & Distinctions

  • Expert Series Editor for Oxford Encyclopaedia of World Dress and Fashion, (10 vols.), Oxford University Press, USA - Winner of the Dartmouth Award (2011)

Media

Rebecca is an active contributor to varied global print and digital media and sees this as an important aspect of subject dissemination and promotion. Most recently, she has been cited in British VogueFinancial Times, The New York TimesThe Daily Telegraph, The Boston Globe and written articles for MaterialCosmopolitanand CNN online. She was part of a livestream panel on New York Fashion Week for interview for HuffPost Live. She was also in two episodes of 3DD for Sky Arts internationally syndicated series Passion for Fashion 2: Givenchy and Yves St Laurent.

Consultancies

Rebecca is contacted regularly by diverse media for advice and consultation. Recently she has consulted for Document Studios and contributed to its work for Gap, as well as working with major advertising firms on projects to revitalise ready-to-wear brands.

Other Ongoing Activities

  • Editorial Board Member, Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture
  • International Advisory Board, West 86th: A Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History & Material Culture
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of Association of Art Historians
  • Member of the Historical Association 
  • Member of the College Art Association
  • Member of the Institute of Historical Research
  • Member of the Society of Authors
  • Governor, Pasold Trust

Teaching

  • BA History of Art Year 3: Fashion and Photography: Viewing and Reviewing Global Images of Dress
  • MA History of Art: Documenting Fashion: Modernity, Film and Image in Europe and America, 1920-60

PhD Students

Recently Completed

  • Lucy Moyse, ‘Danger in the Path of Chic: Violence in Fashion between the World Wars, in London, Paris and New York’
  • Elizabeth Kutesko, ‘Fashioning Brazil: Globalization and the representation of Brazilian women’s dress in National Geographic since 1988’
  • Katerina Pantelides, ‘Russian Émigré Ballet and the Body: Paris and New York c.1920-1950’
  • Alexis Romano, ‘Constructions of ‘Modern’ Design, 1952-1973: Pret-a-Porter, Paris, and the Image of Women’
  • Michelle Jones (RCA), ‘Tweeds and Tiaras: London Couture and the Incorporated Society of London Fashion Designers,’ 2015
  • Clare Backhouse, ‘Seventeenth-Century Print and Dress: the Ballads of the Samuel Pepys Collection’, 2012

 

 

Education / Academic qualification

University College, London

20022006

The Courtauld Institute of Art

Sep 1991Jul 1993

King's College, London

Sep 1987Jul 1990

External positions

London College of Fashion

20082009

Kungshogskola, Oslo

20072009

Royal College of Art

20072009

Victoria & Albert Museum

20072009

Centre for Fashion Studies, Stockholm

20062007

Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design

20012006

Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design

20012006

Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design

2000

London College of Fashion

20002003

Royal College of Art

20002002

Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design

19992001

Middlesex University

19992000

Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design

19982004

Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design

19981999

Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design

19972000

Kent Institute of Art & Design

19951996

Kent Institute of Art & Design

19931996

Surrey Institute of Art & Design

19931999

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Research Output 1994 2017

'Luxury, Luxe, Luxus: Redefining Fashion for the New Millenium'

Arnold, R. Mar 2017 Margiela: The Hermes Years. Antwerp: Lannoo Publishers

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

luxury
fashion

30 Second Fashion

Arnold, R. (ed.) 2016 Ivy Press.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

‘Fashion and War in Popular Culture’

Arnold, R. 2015 Reviews in History

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationBook/Film/Article review

popular culture
fashion
war

‘Le Style Americaine’

Arnold, R. 2015 Sport et Mode. Rolland-Bertrand, L. (ed.). Nice: Musee National du Sport, p. 73-77

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Benzocaine

‘The New Rococo: Sofia Coppola and Contemporary Fashions in Femininity’

Arnold, R. 2014 Rococo Echoe. Scott, K. & Hyde, M. (eds.). Voltaire Foundation, p. 295-312

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

femininity
fashion