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Clarissa Esguerra

Editorial Board Member


Associate Curator of Costume and Textiles, Clarissa M. Esguerra joined the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2008. She received her B.F.A. in Fashion Design and minor in Gender Studies from Brenau Women’s College, and her M.S. in Historic and Cultural Aspects of Dress and Textiles from the University of Georgia with a focus on the history of menswear. She specializes in 18th through 21st century women’s and men’s fashion and oversees various European costume, tapestry and textile rotations throughout the permanent galleries at LACMA. Her major curatorial and publication contributions include Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700 – 1915 (2010-2011) and Undertaking the Making: LACMA Costume and Textiles Pattern Project, an online resource that publishes garment patterns from extant objects in the permanent collection. Most recently, Clarissa is co-curator and co-author for the exhibition and its accompanying catalogue, Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715-2015 (2016).