Dr. Benjamin Wild is a cultural historian who writes and lectures about the history of dress. Wild studied history at King’s College London and later published a doctorate analyses exploring the material culture of the household of King Henry III of England.
Wild has contributed to a variety of magazines and academic journals. He also does regular talks at the Victoria & Albert Museum, National Portrait Gallery and Royal Academy, as well as collaborating with BBC Radio 3, The Daily Beast, Condé Nast College of Fashion, Monocle, The National Portrait Gallery, The Royal Academy and Sotheby’s Institute of Art. He has also written numerous books, including A Life in Fashion: The Wardrobe of Cecil Beaton, in 2016.
In 2017 Wild became a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and became an Arts Society lecturer in 2018. He currently works at the Manchester Fashion Institute at Manchester Metropolitan University.