Professor Claire Wilcox
BiographyClaire Wilcox was Senior Curator of Fashion at the V&A since 2004 where she had overall responsibility for collections, programming and research, before taking up a two-year secondment to LCF in 2013. She has curated many exhibitions at the V&A including Radical Fashion (2001), Vivienne Westwood (2004), The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947-1957 (2007) and From Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s (2013). She instigated Fashion in Motion (live catwalk events in the Museum) in 1999.
She has published widely, most recently The V&A Gallery of Fashion, to accompany the refurbishment and redisplay of the Museum’s permanent fashion display for which she was Lead Curator. She was Lead Curator (V&A) for the Europeana Digital Fashion Project (co-funded under the CIP ICT-PSP program and composed of 22 partners from 12 European countries representing leading European institutions and collections in the fashion domain). She is a member of the AHRC Peer Review College and on the Editorial Board of Fashion Theory.
I am based in the V&A’s Research Department, working on a major exhibition of one of the most significant British designers of the 20th century and editing the accompanying publication. I am developing a programme of college based events and projects associated with this exhibition, in collaboration with LCF colleagues.
Current research students
- Babette Radclyffe-Thomas, A decade of Vogue China: Constructing Modern Fashion Identities in a Chinese Fashion Magazine. (Lead supervisor)