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Andrew Bolton

Curator, The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York

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As curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute since 2006, Andrew Bolton is recognised for having spearheaded some of the most groundbreaking and innovative fashion exhibitions in the museum’s history. Most noted for the phenomenally successful 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty'  retrospective in 2011, Bolton has also overseen ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ and ‘AngloMania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion'.

A graduate of anthropology from the University of East Anglia, Bolton spent 10 years at the Victoria & Albert museum in London before decamping for New York. 

A celebrated curator, Bolton has been awarded the ‘Best Design Show’ award by the International Association of Art Critics for an exhibition on couturier Paul Poiret. In 2009, Bolton was awarded with the AIGA Design Award and the Independent Publisher Book Award for 'Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy' catalogue.


Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Curator, The Costume Institute

2001 - Present

New York, United States

Victoria and Albert Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum

1993 - 2001

London, United Kingdom


University of East Anglia

University of East Anglia