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Clare Sauro
Clare Sauro
Curator Historic Costume Collection, History of Costume



URBN Center, 310N

Clare Sauro is curator of the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC). She joined Drexel University in 2008 and has nearly 20 years experience in the field of historic costume and museum environments.

As curator of the FHCC, she has mounted several notable exhibitions including Brave New World: Fashion & Freedom, 1911-1919 (2011), Immortal Beauty: Highlights from the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (2015) and Philadelphia in Style: A Century of Fashion from the Robert & Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (2016) at the James A. Michener Art Museum.

In addition to her role as curator of the Fox Historic Costume Collection, Sauro teaches courses in the history of fashion. Her current research includes fashion from 1910 to 1939, Philadelphia retailer Nan Duskin, and the role of the artifact in education. Sauro is a frequent lecturer on the history of fashion and is regularly interviewed and consulted by journalists and scholars on topics ranging from red carpet fashion to the history of pajamas.

Learn more about the Fox Historic Costume Collection here.

MA, Museum Studies: Costume & Textiles, Fashion Institute of Technology
BA, English with a Minor in Medieval & Renaissance Studies, State University of New York, College at Oswego