The Dress Detective, an interview with Amber Butchart


Photo courtesy of Amber Butchart

Fashion history and crime labs may seem like strange bedfellows. This week we speak to real-life dress detective, Amber Butchart, about her work in forensics and fashion history applications outside of museums and design studios.

Additional Reading

  • Butchart, Amber. Amber Jane Butchart's Fashion Miscellany: An Elegant Collection of Stories, Quotations, Tips and Trivia from the World of Style. London: Hachette Book Group, 2014.
  • Butchart, Amber. Nautical Chic. New York: Abrams, 2015. *Butchart, Amber. Fashion of Film: How Cinema has Inpsired Fashion. London: Michael Beazley, 2016.
  • Butchart, Amber. Fashion Illustration: Society and the Seasons. London: British Library, 2017.
  • Butchart, Amber. Fashion Chronicals: The Style Stories of History's Best Dressed. London: Michael Beazley, 2018.