I am a historian who thinks and writes about visual and material culture, notably as it relates to fashion and architecture. I am currently based at the University of Leiden, where I am working on the project “Printing the Past. Architecture, Print Culture, and Uses of the Past in Modern Europe (PriArc).” I co-direct the Seminar “Histoire + Mode” at the IHTP/CNRS and co-founded the project “Culture(s) de mode,” which is supported by the French Ministry of Culture and Communications. I write, teach, lecture, curate, project manage, and consult.





French Fashion, Women, and the First World War. Exhibition opening at the Bard Graduate Center Gallery in September 2019

French Fashion, Women, and the First World War, book published by Yale University Press, forthcoming September 2019.

Fashion, Society, and the First World War, ed. Maude Bass-Krueger, Hayley Dujardin, Amy de la Haye, Sophie Kurkdjian. Published by Bloomsbury, forthcoming Spring 2020.

French Historical Studies: Special Issue on French Fashion, ed. Maude Bass-Krueger, Sophie Kurkdjian, and Steven Zdatny. To be published in April 2020.

Reviving the Past on Paper: the Envois de Rome and Architectural Imagination in France, 1830-1914 – monograph in preparation. Projected publication in Spring 2020.



Culture(s) de Mode – workshops and programming.

Séminaire Histoire & Mode, IHTP-CNRS.



February 20: Lecture on “The Spectacle of Architectural Drawings in nineteenth-century France: the envois de Rome, public display, and print culture” at Cambridge University Art History Research Center.

September 3-10, 2018: Writing fellow at the Villa Medicis Rome, in preparation for October workshop at the Villa on Stylistic Nomeclatures.

September 11-13, 2018: Participant in the Cambridge-PSL joint workshop project “Entangled Histories”

September 28 + October 1, 2018: Culture(s) de Mode inaugural conference.


_Recent Publications

“The State of French Fashion Studies: Past, Present, Future,” with Sophie Kurkdjian, InternationalJournal of Fashion Studies, Volume 5, Number 1, 1 April 2018, pp. 227-244(18). 

“Fashion Collections, Collectors, and Exhibitions in France, 1874–1900: Historical Imagination, the Spectacular Past, and the Practice of Restoration,” Fashion Theory, Forthcoming Special Issue on Collectors, Practices of Collecting and Collections, 2018.

“1914-1918, Les nouvelles françaises,” Revue des Deux Mondes, Special Issue on Fashion, February 2018.


_Current projects

Printing the Past. Architecture, Print Culture, and Uses of the Past in Modern Europe (PriArc)

Culture(s) de Mode. A multi-faceted research project funded by the French Ministry of Culture and Communications.

Séminaire Histoire + Mode, monthly seminar open to the public held at the IHPT/CNRS. Program here. Twitter and Facebook.

Research séminaire “Histoire et théorie de la mode,” monthly research seminar reserved for students. Taught at the Centre d’Histoire Sociale du XXe siècle, Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.