Upcoming Lectures

Wark Lecture - The Huntington Library & Gardens
Date: Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 7pm
Location: Rothenberg Hall, The Huntington Library, Pasadena, CA

Lecture - Poufs and Politics: Fashion at the Court of Louis XIV

Date: Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 7pm
Location: National Portrait Gallery, UK

Fashion Victims
Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 6.30pm
Location: Museum of London, UK

Fit for a King: Louis XIV and the Art of Fashion

Date: Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 2pm
Location: Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center


Past Lectures

Kimberly has given public and private lectures and gallery talks for several organizations and institutions, including:

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Bard Graduate Center

Bowers Museum

College Art Association

Colonial Williamsburg

Costume Council

Costume Society (UK)

Costume Society of America

Couperin Society

Courtauld History of Dress Association

Courtauld Institute of Art

Dallas Museum of Art

Design History Society

de Young Museum, San Francisco

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

Huntington Library, Art Collections,and Botanical Gardens

Indianapolis Museum of Art

J. Paul Getty Museum

Kensington Palace

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Los Angeles Opera

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Mobile Museum of Art

Museum of London

Museum of Ventura County

Pheonix Art Museum

Royal Ontario Museum

Santa Monica Public Library

Scripps College

Stanford Professional Women of Los Angeles

Timken Museum


In addition to fashion, she is qualified to speak on a wide range of subject related to the fine and decorative arts. Past lecture topics include:

All that Glitters is not Gold: Fashions of the Gilded Age

Josephine, Empress of the Arts

The Art of Living at the Court of Louis XIV

Boucher in L.A.

The Secret Life of French Furniture

Figaro and Fashion

Muffs and Masculinity in Eighteenth-Century Europe

Royal Robes: The Invention and Evolution of Court Dress

Jacques-Louis David and his Disciples

The Empire of Fashion: Royal and Court Style in Nineteenth-Century Europe

The Face of Fashion: Milliners in Visual Culture

Other People's Clothes: The Study, Display and Defense of Historic Dress in Museums

Fashion's Empire: Royal and Court Style in Ninteenth-Century Europe

Jean Paul Gaultier: Rewriting History

When Fashion Set Sail: Maritime Modes in Pre-Revolutionary France

Diagnosing the Dress of the Queen's Train-Bearers at the Coronation of George III