Exhibiting Heavenly Bodies: an Interview with Fashion Conservator Sarah Scaturro, part I


Sarah holds a pose pointing out a conservation detail on the hem of a Charles James’ ballgown from 1954. Racked.com

This week, we go behind the scenes of the exhibition Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination with Sarah Scaturro, head conservator at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Additional Links, all work by Sarah Scaturro



Additional Reading

  • "Inherent Vice: Challenges and Conservation" in Charles James: Beyond Fashion, by Harold Koda and Jan Reeder. (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art/Yale University Press, 2013)
  • “Caring for the Cloth of Culture,” Saving Haiti’s Heritage, ed. by Richard Kurin (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 2011)