Tae Smith

MADIs a costume and textile expert who has consulted for some of the premier institutions throughout the United States.

Tae has a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design and went to graduate school at FIT’s Fashion and Textile Studies program. She was also a part-time faculty member in the MA Fashion Studies (ADHT) program at Parsons the New School for Design.

With over fifteen years experience, Tae is one of the most sought after experts in the field of exhibiting costumes and textiles. With her past fashion industry experience and current museum level knowledge of conservation, Tae is able to blend visually beautiful displays with a respect for the integrity and condition of the object. Other services:

  • Conservation quality custom mannequins/ mounts
  • Exhibition concept, design, development and installation
  • Archive creation, cataloguing, maintenance, management
  • Conservation treatment/ proposals and storage solutions
  • Scholarly research for film, television and theater

9/11 Memorial Museum
American Folk Art Museum
American Institute for Conservation
American Museum of Natural History
Bard Graduate Center
Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin
British Vogue
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Center for Works on Paper and Photographs, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Christian Dior
Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Condé Nast
Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art
David Zwirner Gallery
Demi Moore
Drexel University, Robert and Penny Fox Costume Collection
Geoffrey Beene
Ghiora Aharoni
Hamish Bowles
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York
Janet Zapata Jewelry Historian
The Jewish Museum
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University
Isaac Mizrahi
Louis Vuitton
Mark Walsh
Menil Collection
Mint Museum
Modern Meadow
Morgan Library and Museum
Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
Museum of Art and Design
Museum of Chinese in America
Museum of Modern Art
Museum of the Moving Image
National Trust of Historic Preservation, Lyndhurst Castle
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
North American Textile Conservation Conference
Parsons the New School for Design
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Queens Museum
Ralph Lauren
Red Bull Arts, New York
W Magazine
Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University