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Shonagh Marshall is an independent London-based fashion curator focusing on clothing’s role in contemporary culture.

Shonagh began her career archiving the Alexander McQueen Collection for the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute’s exhibition Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty. Following this she archived the Christian Louboutin Collection and the Isabella Blow Collection.

Appointed at Somerset House in 2012 as Assistant Curator Shonagh worked on Valentino: Master of Couture and Tim Walker: Story Teller. Becoming Curator in 2013 she co-curated Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! — the first exhibition to explore the late, great fashion editor’s clothing collection and life story.

An independent curator since 2016, in the past year Shonagh has curated Isabella Blow: A Fashionable Life at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney (11th May- 28th August 2016), Utopian Voices, Here and Now at Somerset House (6th July- 29th August 2016) and Hair by Sam McKnight at Somerset House (2nd November 2016 - 12th March 2017). Shonagh is also a consultant to the Isabella Blow Foundation, is on the The Costume Society board and is a regular contributor to AnOther magazine.