Kathryn Squitieri's experience sewing with her grandmother led to a passion for historic costume and textiles. After receiving a B.F.A. in Costume Design from Brooklyn College in 2007, Kathryn became a sought after costume assistant on Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, including RENT and Hair. In 2010, she went on to pursue advanced studies in fashion history at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
In costume mounting, Kathryn found a practice that combined her interest in historic dress with her ability to creatively problem solve the construction of difficult three dimensional objects, honed from her years on Broadway. Kathryn brings a detailed knowledge of nineteenth century material culture and dress construction to her costume mounting practice along with fine hand skills and excellent sewing abilities.
Since 2012, Kathryn has completed costume mounting and conservation projects for the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of the Moving Image, and the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts. Kathryn currently works as a costume shop supervisor at Brooklyn College.
Katie Sabo received her B.A. from Reed College in History in 2007 and her M.A. in Fashion and Textile Studies from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2013 with a focus in textile conservation. Her interests in sewing, anatomy, sculpture, cultural and fashion history were finally synthesized in a costume mounting class in 2011. Katie went on to pursue individualized training in advanced costume mounting techniques under June Burns Bove, former mounter for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Katie’s technical knowledge of textile structure and fiber identification, experience in clothing construction combined with a near photographic memory of apparel styles from 1500 to the present give her the ability to assess and mount historic clothing safely, quickly, and accurately.
By her graduation in 2013, Katie had worked as an textile conservation technician at the Brooklyn Museum and as costume mounter for exhibitions at the Putnam History Museum and the Museum of the Moving Image. Katie is a member of the Costume Society of America and the Textile Society of America.