Design historian Maureen Footer holds a B.A. from Wellesley College in French and English literature, an MBA from Columbia University, and studied French eighteenth-century decorative arts and architecture at the Ecole du Louvre in Paris. Her upcoming book, Dior and His Decorators: Victor Grandpierre, Georges Geffroy, and the New Look (Vendome Press, September 2018), examines the intersection and influence of haute couture and high design in Paris in the years following World War II. Her previous book, George Stacey and the Creation of American Chic (Rizzoli), chronicled American design as the country came of age culturally, politically, and socially. Her work has received notices from the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Le Figaro.

Ms. Footer has lectured at the Sorbonne, the Institute of Classical Architecture, Winterthur, the Huntington Museum, and the New York School of Interior Design.

A lifelong balletomane, Ms. Footer sits on the board of the New York City Ballet.