Ann Frank

Ann Frank

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  • Email: franka@newschool.edu


  • Ann Frank is a fashion, culture, and design historian based in New York. She has worked in the art, fashion, and design industries for over 20 years and began her career working in auction houses at Doyle Galleries and Christie's in New York City. Through her experience as an appraiser of fine furniture, decorations, couture, and fine jewelry, Ms. Frank frequently served as a liaison for private collectors and connoisseurs. In addition, Ms. Frank has been teaching for over a decade and is currently a Part-Time Assistant Professor at Parsons School of Fashion where she teaches fashion history from antiquity through the present. Ms. Frank has been a guest speaker at Pratt, and lectured at the New York School of Interior Design where she taught American and European Design History. She is often called upon as an expert in fashion media for her expertise. Ms. Frank received her undergraduate degree from New York University and earned her Master of Arts in the History of Decorative Arts and Design from Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. She also attended the Horace Mann School. Ann Frank was born and raised in Manhattan where the city's vast cultural influences captivated her at a young age. She enjoys visiting Paris, a city with rich history and homage to the past that inspired her areas of specialty, French fashion and decorative arts.


    Research Interests:

    art history,couture,design history,fashion history,fashion studies



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