Hettie Judah is a British author who has written extensively about fashion, art and design in various international publications. She is a contributing editor to ArtReview, for which she has a long-running column on visual culture, and a features writer for the Business of Fashion.
As editor in chief of The Word Magazine in Brussels, Judah curated exhibitions that underlined the magazine's commitment to promoting fresh talents in photography and graphic design. She also developed a close working relationship with MoMu, the fashion museum in Antwerp. In 2009 she curated MoMu’s exhibition Delvaux: 180 years of Belgian Luxury and authored a substantial book to accompany the exhibition. Together with MoMu she created a new fashion website and app for the city of Antwerp that covers the history of costume and the fashion industry in the city, going back over 500 years.
She edited Defining Contemporary Art (Phaidon Press; 2011), Pattern: 100 Fashion Designers, 10 Curators (Phaidon Press; 2012) and Art & Queer Culture (Phaidon Press; 2013). She was a contributing author on the revised edition of The Fashion Book (Phaidon Press; 2013), Walter Van Beirendonck: Dream the World Awake (Editions Lanoo; 2012), Emerald (Thames & Hudson; 2013) and Ronald Stoops / Inge Grognard (Ludion Editions; 2010) on the work of the avant-garde makeup artist and photographer. She is also author of Reclaiming Style (Ryland, Peter, Small; 2012), a book on the design practice of Retrouvius, and Ten Years in the Bag (2013) an idiosyncratic look behind the scenes of a decade at Selfridges.
Recently she has co-authored two books for the Hayward gallery: All That is Solid Melts Into Air (2013) with Jeremy Deller and a forthcoming publication on poster design with Catherine Flood. She is currently working on a book on shoes in fashion with Geert Bruloot, co-founder of MoMu and proprietor of the legendary Antwerp shoe store Coccodrillo.