Born in Manchester, Miles Lambert has been costume curator at Manchester City Galleries since 1985. 

After a degree at Cambridge, he worked as curator at Castle Howard Costume Galleries. His 30 years at the Gallery of Costume at Platt Hall has enabled him to build a field of expertise in British fashionable dress, principally the 17th and 18th century. His doctorate (2006) and publications on the consumption of clothing reflect this interest. 

Whilst at Manchester City Galleries, Lambert has been responsible for a range of exhibitions at Platt Hall, most recently a series of 'Designer in Focus' temporary shows focussing on such figures as Dior, YSL, Ossie Clark, and most recently Elsa Schiaparelli (2015-16). He has also created exhibitions at Manchester Art Gallery, including '1950s Cotton Couture' in 2014. Lambert also co-curated the current 'Japanese Fashion and Design' in the Design Gallery.


  1. 12 May 2016
    Miles Lambert features in a project.

    Fashion & Freedom

  2. 9 May 2016
    Miles Lambert posts an article.

    Essay: Encounters with the Historic