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Ya'ara Keydar Luft

Ya'ara Keydar Luft

Adjunct Instructor

Ya’ara Keydar, MA, is a fashion historian and curator. Keydar graduated from the Costume Studies program at NYU and is a 2016 winner of NYU Steinhardt's Samuel Eshborn Award. She holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in fashion design from Shenkar College of Engineering and Design. Keydar’s recent exhibition, “Cinderella Syndrome: A Journey In The Footsteps Of The Stiletto,” opened in June 2016 in Israel.  She also co-curated the exhibition “Beyond Measure: Fashion and the Plus-Size* Woman,” at 80WSE Gallery in New York, and curated the fashion exhibitions “Happily Ever After: The Israeli Bridal Gown Reimagined” and “Wedding Photographer: Bridal Portraits in Israel 1910-1990,” both exhibited in Ha'chava Gallery in Israel.  Keydar teaches Fashion in Museums at NYUSPS in the Center for Applied Liberal Arts.

Currently Teaching

Silver Lining: Fashion and Film

Contemplate the powerful role of fashion in films, and learn about fashion history, costume design, identity construction, and ideals of beauty.

Fashion in Museums

Examine the suitability of fashion in museums by studying historic fashion exhibitions and taking guided tours of select fashion exhibits in New York.