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Patricia Campbell Warner
Professor Emerita, Costume History
BA (hons) University of Toronto, Teaching Certificate, Art Specialist: University of Toronto,
MA, Ph.D. History of Design/Costume History: University of Minnesota
Patricia Campbell Warner was born and educated in Toronto, Canada, receiving her B.A. in Art and Archaeology at the University of Toronto. Her M.A. and Ph.D. in design and the history of design were completed at the University of Minnesota almost thirty years later.
She retired in June 2007 after being a historian of dress at the University of Massachusetts Amherst since 1988, latterly as Professor in the Theater Department, where she neither designed, draped nor built.
She has published and spoken widely in various scholarly journals and books on various aspects of the history of dress, including jewelry, slave clothing and the movies, but her major focus has been the subject of her book, When the Girls Came Out to Play (University of Massachusetts Press, 2006), on women’s clothing for sports and the birth of American sportswear. She is a Fellow of the Costume Society of America.