April Calahan is a Fashion Historian, Writer and Art Appraiser living and working in
New York City. As a Special Collections Associate at the Fashion Institute of Technology, April serves as the Curator of Manuscript Collections and Designer Archives. She holds
an undergraduate degree in the History of Art, a Master's degree in Fashion and Textile Studies: Theory, History and Museum Practice from the Fashion Institute of Technology
as well as a Professional Certificate in Appraisal Studies: Fine and Decorative Arts from New York University.
Prior to her graduate studies, April enjoyed a decade-long year career in contemporary
art foundations and galleries. She has lectured on the history of fashion at Yale University, the Costume Society of America’s National Symposiums, and is a repeat guest on the
popular podcast Stuff You Missed in History Class. She is the author of two books,
Fashion Plates: 150 Years of Style, published by Yale University Press (2015) and
Fashion and the Art of Pochoir, published by Thames & Hudson (2015).