Natalie Nudell

Adjunct Assistant Professor | Art History and Museum Professions; History of Art

Business and Liberal Arts Center, Room B634


MA, New York University


Natalie Nudell is a historian and curator of fashion and textiles, with research interests including; the wartime and post-WWII American fashion industry and its culture, gender, labor and the  Fashion Calendar .

Natalie wrote and produced the forthcoming feature documentary  Calendar Girl  (2019), and was a co-curator and exhibition designer for Runway Moments: New York Fashion Week, held at the 80WSE Gallery in New York (2014). She serves as a contributing editor of the  Fashion Studies Journal,  and is a founding member of the Fashion Studies Alliance.

Selected Publications

“Ruth Finley’s  Fashion Calendar .”  The Hidden History of American Fashion.  Edited by Nancy Deihl. London, U.K.: Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2018.

Exhibition review of  Designing Identity: The Power of Textiles in Late Antiquity , ISAW, NYU .”  Textile History , Vol. 48 (1), (May 2017).

The Ruth Finley Collection ,”  The Fashion Studies Journal, Vol. I (3), (April 2017).

Exhibition review of  Manus x Machina, The Metropolitan Museum. ” The Fashion Studies Journal, Vol. I (1),  (October 2016).


Burckhardt, Anna. “ Talking About Ruth’s Fashion Calendar with Natalie Nudell .”
The Museum of Modern Art Items: Is Fashion Modern?  Medium post, November, 2, 2018.

Calahan, April and Cassidy Zachary. “ Ruth Finley and the Fashion Calendar, an interview with Natalie Nudell .”  Dressed: The History of Fashion . Podcast audio, October 9, 2018.


  • HA 215 History of Western Menswear
  • HA 305 History of 20th Century Textile Design
  • HA 342 History of Textile Pattern Design
  • HA 344 History of Western Costume