Colleen Hill is curator of costume and accessories at the Museum at FIT in New York. Her latest exhibition, Paris Refashioned, 1957–1968, was on view from February to April 2017. Previously, she organized the critically acclaimed Fairy Tale Fashion (2016) and authored its catalogue.
Hill was the curator of Exposed: A History of Lingerie (2014) and the author of its companion publication. Her other exhibitions include Shoe Obsession (2013), cocurated with Valerie Steele, as well as Fashion A-Z: Part One and Part Two (2011-12), Sporting Life (2011), His & Hers (2010-11), Eco-Fashion: Going Green (2010), Seduction (2008-9), and Arbiters of Style: Women at the Forefront of Fashion (2008). With Jennifer Farley, she is coauthor of the book Sustainable Fashion: Past, Present, and Future. Hill and Farley won the 2010 Richard Martin Exhibition Award from the Costume Society of America for Eco-Fashion: Going Green.
Hill earned an MA in fashion and textile studies from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and a BA in art history from Michigan State University in East Lansing. She has lectured on the history of fashion across the United States and in England, Scotland, and Denmark, and is a founding member of the Fashion Studies Alliance.