Sara Idacavage is a passionate researcher, archivist, and writer with a master’s degree in Fashion Studies from Parsons The New School for Design and a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising from The University of Georgia. Since graduating from Parsons in May 2014, Sara has used her fashion history expertise to catalogue and process numerous fashion-related materials in The New School Archives. In addition to archival experience, Sara has worked on multiple exhibitions and served as a co-curator of shows that include For the Love of Labels: The Art of Designer Ready-to-Wear (Lyndon House Art Center, 2008), and Designing the Second Skin: The Work of Giorgio di Sant’Angelo 1971-1991 (Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 2012). More recently, Sara has helped install two major fashion and cultural history exhibitions: Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men (Museum of the Moving Image, 2015), and Fashioning the Body: An Intimate History of the Silhouette (Bard Graduate Center, 2015).
In addition to working as a freelance writer for NYMag.com, Time Out New York, Refinery29, and DailyCandy, Sara has been featured in Intellect’s journal of Fashion, Style & Popular Culture, and served as the Editorial Director of BIAS: Journal of Dress Practice from 2013 to 2014.
Sara’s other recent projects include interning in the Costumes and Textiles Department at the Museum of the City of New York, writing entries for a forthcoming four-volume encyclopedia entitled Clothing and Fashion: American Fashion from Head to Toe, and working as a teaching assistant for an undergraduate course at Parsons on the history of fashion.
In her spare time, Sara enjoys visiting museums, cooking with her husband, listening to David Bowie, and finding excuses to drink champagne.