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  • Beth Dincuff

    Part-time Assistant Professor


    Office Location
    A - Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall - 66 West 12th Street

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    Beth Dincuff


    Beth Dincuff Charleston is a design historian whose career highlights include curating the 2013 exhibition "Sophie Gimbel and the Salon Moderne: Fashioning American Couture” presented at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center and Saks Fifth Avenue’s flagship store. Previously, she was the Manager of Archive and Digital Services at Calvin Klein, Inc. as well as Research Associate in the collection at the Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    Degrees Held

    MA The Fashion Institute of Technology, Museum Studies: Costume and Textiles

    BFA  New York University, Tisch School of the Arts: Film and Television Production  

    Professional Affiliation

    Fashion Group International 

    Costume Society of America

    Recent Publications

    Sophie of Saks: Fashioning American Couture, Schiffer Publishing, Forthcoming, Fall 2019

    Oxford Art Online, Oxford University Press, Contributor

    Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion, Contributor 

    Un Secolo di Moda: Creazioni e Mitit del Ventesimo, Contributor

    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Contributor: Bikini; Balenciaga; Dior thematic essays  

    Performances and Appearances

    Nov 2017, Paper, “Beneath the Surface: Gloves by Schiaparelli and Oppenheim”, Decorating Dissidence, University of London

    Nov 2016, Panel Moderator, “Ruth Finley's Fashion Calendar”, New York University

    Mar 2015, Panel Moderator, "In the Rear Window: Using Fashion History in Today’s Designs”, Paley Design Center, Philadelphia University


    Research Interests

    curatorial practice,Women designers, American fashion history,

    Awards And Honors

    The Art Institute of Philadelphia Fashion Icon Award, 2014  

    Invited debater, Cambridge Union Society, Cambridge University, 2012  

    The New School University Faculty Development Award, 2009, 2017  


    BTRtoday: Sew&Tell Interview

    NY Post: Jeremy Scott Is The Man Fashion Loves To Hate Melania Trump Explains Her Style In Her Own Words

    Yahoo Lifestyle: George H.W. Bush Will Be Buried In Statement Socks

    NY Post: People Are Judging How Cool You Are By Your Tote Bag

    Current Courses

    Fashion and Culture

    Fashion and Culture (Spring 2020)

    Fashion Cultures

    Fashion Cultures (Spring 2020)

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