Bella Veksler is a Professor of Fashion History and Fashion Design at Drexel University and Art Institute in Philadelphia. Her many costume shows and exhibitions have been enthusiastically received by her colleagues, her students, and the general public.
As part of her studies of different styles and designs, Ms. Veksler created a collection of 102 miniature historical costumes titled "From Feminine to Feministic," covering the period from1730 to 1914. This collection was exhibited at the Drexel University Art Gallery in October of 1990 and enjoyed considerable success. She also organized and curated an exhibit of one-of-a-kind gowns from the DUHCC in 1994. Two additional exhibitions, "The Victorians" and "Lace and Fashion," were presented at Drexel University Art Gallery in 1996. In 1997, Bella curated an exhibit titled "An Intimate Apparel."
In 1998, she published a book titled Lace, the Poetry of Fashion, which was nominated for the Millia Davenport award by the Historical Costume Society of America.
She also does freelance fashion and millinery design for various private clients. Previously, she carried her own line of one-of-a-kind designs for Nan Duskin, a leading couture store in Philadelphia.
At the beginning of her career, Bella taught at the Theatrical College of Art and Design, Odessa, USSR. In 1974, she, her husband, and their two children immigrated to the United States.