Sara Idacavage is a Brooklyn-based archivist, educator, and writer. She holds a master’s degree in Fashion Studies from Parsons School of Design and a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising from The University of Georgia. Sara currently serves as the Collections Manager of the Parsons Fashion Study Collection and teaches a wide variety of courses on fashion history, theory, textiles, and research methods at both Parsons and the Pratt Institute.
In addition to being an Associate Editor of The Fashion Studies Journal, Sara writes a column for Fashionista titled “Fashion History Lessons” and has formerly been a frequent contributor to Refinery29, NYMag.com, and Time Out New York. Sara has also contributed to the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, as well as peer-reviewed academic journals that include Fashion Theory, Art Libraries Journal, and Fashion, Style & Popular Culture.
Outside of academia and journalism, Sara has shared her love of fashion through several appearances on the Travel Channel show “Mysteries at the Museum” and a series of lecture tours across China.
When Sara isn’t teaching or writing, you can usually find her hunting for vintage clothes, practicing Mandarin, or listening to David Bowie.