Fashion Historian and Curator
Ya’ara Keydar is a Fashion Historian and curator.
Her recent curated exhibition, Je t’aime, Ronit Elkabetz opened November 2017 at the Israeli Design Museum, taking over the entire museum and continues to win national acclaim. Keydar also edited the exhibition book.
Her previous exhibition, A Walk of Art: Visionary Shoes showed at the Parasol gallery in New York then commissioned to travel to San Francisco, also in 2017. Keydar also wrote and edited the exhibition’s sold-out hardcover catalog.
Keydar is an adjunct faculty member at NYU SPS, teaching Fashion in Museums and Fashion and Film.
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 holds an MA in Costume Studies from NYU and a B.Des with honors in Fashion design from Shenkar College.
She was NYU’s winner of the 2016 Samuel Ashburn Award for Leadership and Excellence.
Keydar interned at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, at the Museum at FIT, and is also a speaker and lecturer.