Diana Lada is the permanent collection, documentation manager for the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. She received an M.A. in Visual Culture with an emphasis on modern design history from New York University in 1999. She is a member of the Costume Society of America and was co-curator of Nude Up, an exhibition on fashion and the body at New York’s Rosenthal Gallery. She is the author of a series of essays about fashion theory and criticism.