About

Dr Benjamin Wild is a cultural historian who writes and lectures about the history of dress.

Formerly guest lecturer at the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design, London, he is currently a consultant lecturer at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London, and teacher of history at Sherborne School. He has written for a variety of magazines and academic journals and regularly talks at the Victoria & Albert Museum, National Portrait Gallery and Royal Academy.

Benjamin was educated at King’s College London, where he studied history. His doctorate, focusing on the material culture of the household of King Henry III of England, was published in 2012. His second book, A Life in Fashion: The Wardrobe of Cecil Beaton, was published in 2016 by Thames & Hudson. Benjamin is now writing a book about the cultural history of fancy dress costume, From Carnival to Cosplay: A History of Fancy Dress Costume, for Bloomsbury Academic.

To get in touch, please email him.