Instructor | Abigail Cucolo

Abigail Cucolo

Having a deep appreciation for fashion and the relationship it shares with history and art, Abigail Cucolo has been the costume collection manager and fashion historian at the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, where she has curated, lectured, organized tours and supervised all aspects of the museum’s historic costume collection.

Previously interning at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum, and assisting with the collections at Shippensburg University’s Fashion Archives and the U.S. Army Heritage and Education center, Abigail has had the opportunity to work with and study a vast array of surviving historic garments.

With a BFA in Fashion and Art History from Savannah College of Art and Design, and an MA in Costume History from the Arts University of Bournemouth, Abigail’s familiarity with the entire fashion process, from concept to creation, supplements her study. Recognizing that the significance of historic costume goes far beyond the aesthetic, her work explores the implications of fashion from a sociological perspective and examines the wealth of information clothing can display about a person, a culture, and a society.