Rosie Harte is an MPhil student in modern British history at Clare Hall with a focus in fashion history. Last week, she was interviewed by ITV News to discuss the latest Fendi menswear collection at Milan Fashion Week, which used Princess Anne as inspiration. Rosie commented on the relationship between the royal family and the fashion industry over the years, as well as the growing interest in sustainable fashion.
Watch a clip of the interview here.
During lockdown, Rosie began to explore how history can be presented on social media, making a TikTok account to present her research that currently has just over 400k followers (@theroyalwardrobe). She has since gone on to work with museums and galleries across the country to discover new ways to bring their collections into the digital world and communicate their research to younger audiences. Some of those organisations include the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, Sotheby’s, Bonhams, and Google Arts & Culture.
In 2023 Rosie published her debut non-fiction book ‘The Royal Wardrobe’ with Headline Publishing, and began to give contributions for fashion journalism and writing on the royal family. Last October Rosie appeared in the Sky History documentary ‘Sex: a bonkers history’ alongside Amanda Holden and Dan Jones and contributed to TV coverage of the coronation for the BBC.
Our warmest congratulations to Rosie!