Dr Kate Strasdin
Dr Strasdin has worked as a curator of textiles and dress for over 20 years and is now the Deputy Curator at the Totnes Fashion and Textile Museum. She is also a Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies at Falmouth University and a Special Visiting Lecturer for the DeTao Masters Academy in Shanghai.
Her publications include An Easy Day for a Lady (Costume Journal, 2008) and Empire Dressing - the Design and Realisation of Queen Alexandra's Coronation Gown (Journal of Design History, 2012).
Her book Inside the Royal Wardrobe: A Dress History of Queen Alexandra was published in 2017 and she is working on her next book, The Secrets of a 19th Century Dress Diary.
She is one of the youngest practitioners of the dying art of Honiton lace.