Alessandro Nicola Malusà

PhD Candidate — Early Modern European History
Dress historian and curator — I hold a BA in Fashion (History and Theory) from Central Saint Martins (2012), an MA in Cultural and Intellectual History 1300 - 1650 from the Warburg Institute in London and an MPhil in Early Modern History from the University of Cambridge (2016). My previous academic research has focused on the sartorial culture of the House of Savoy and the Republic of Genoa throughout the early modern period, focusing in particular on mourning dress and ceremonial.

Interested in fashion curation, I curated two costume exhibitions at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (‘Princess Grace: More Than An Image’, Villa Sauber, 2012 and ‘Le Boudoir de Joséphine’, Villa Sauber, 2015-2016).

My current doctoral research will investigate dress within the œuvre of Frans Pourbus the Younger (1569-1622).

Key publications

Malusà, Alessandro Nicola, 'Mourning, Dress and Representation in the Widowhood of Two Seventeenth-Century Savoy Regents: Christine of France and Marie-Jeanne-Baptiste of Savoy-Nemours', The Court Historian, vol. 24, 2019, pp. 17-47.

Malusà, Alessandro Nicola, 'Risplendenti nel lutto: moda e gioiello nella ritrattistica vedovile di Cristina di Francia e Maria Giovanna Battista di Savoia Nemours', in Arnaldi di Balme, Clelia and Ruffino, Maria Paola, Madame Reali: Cultura e Potere da Parigi a Torino: Cristina di Francia e Giovanna Battista di Savoia Nemours 1619-1724, Genova: Sagep, 2019, pp. 95-101.

Rodak, P., (translated by A.N. Malusà) ‘The Memory of Private and Family Archives: The Year in Poland’, Biography, University of Hawai’i Press, vol. 40, n. 4, 2017, pp. 641-648.