Design and Fashion Curator and Historian
Ya’ara Keydar, MA, is a design and fashion curator and historian.
Keydar teaches Fashion in Museums at NYUSPS in the Center for Applied Liberal Arts. Her recent curated exhibition, Je t’aime, Ronit Elkabetz opened November 2017 at the Israeli Design Museum and was accompanied with a book she edited.
Her previous exhibition that year, A Walk of Art: Visionary Shoes showed at the Parasol gallery in New York then commissioned to travel to San Francisco.
She also curated Cinderella Syndrome: A Journey in the Footsteps of the Stiletto in Israel, and co-curated the exhibition Beyond Measure: Fashion and the Plus Size Woman at 80WSE Gallery in New York. She curated the bridal gown exhibitions Happily Ever After and A Wedding Photograph – Family Wedding Photography in Israel 1900-1980, both exhibited in Israel.
Keydar interned at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, and the Museum at FIT. She graduated from the Costume Studies program at NYU and is a 2016 winner of NYU Steinhardt’s Samuel Eshborn Award. Keydar holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in fashion design from Shenkar College of Engineering and Design. She is also a speaker and lecturer.