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Natalie Nudell

Adjunct Instructor

Office Location: Business and Liberal Arts Center, Room B634
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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.


BA (Hons) History, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
MA Visual Culture and Costume Studies, New York University

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