About Lauren Whitley
Lauren D. Whitley is curator in the David and Roberta Logie Department of Textile and Fashion Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where her responsibilities include overseeing a collection of more than 45,000 textiles, costumes, accessories, and fashion illustrations. She holds a M.A. degree in Museum Studies: Costumes and Textiles from the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, and received her B.A. in Art History from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.
Ms. Whitley joined the staff of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1992 and since then has curated a number of exhibitions including Ed Rossbach Fiber Art, Threads on the Edge: Fiber Art from the Daphne Farago Collection, The Quilts of Gee’s Bend, High Style and Hoop Skirts: 1850s Fashion, In the Classical Mode: Neoclassical Fashions, and most recently Icons of Style: Fashion Makers, Models, and Images. She is currently preparing an exhibition of late 1960s-early 1970s fashions called Hippie Chic that will open at the MFA in July 2013.
Ms. Whitley’s recent publications include essays in Icons of Style: Fashion Makers, Models, and Images, The Dublin Seminar Proceedings, Massachusetts Quilts: Our Common Wealth (2009), Gee’s Bend: the Architecture of the Quilt (2006), MFA Highlights: Textile and Fashion Arts (2006), and Fashion Show: Paris Style (2006).