Interview with Sonnet Stanfill, V&A Senior Fashion Curator

llustration: Anna Seibæk Torp-Pedersen

Sonnet, Senior Curator responsible for twentieth-century and contemporary fashion at the V&A, met us with a welcoming smile in the John Madejski Garden, just before the public opening of the Exhibition Road Quarter at the V&A. An enterprising and positive-thinking alumna (MA 1998) who is soon to become the new Chair of the Courtauld Association, Sonnet is full of good advice, and is hoping to further support the Courtauld’s increasingly diverse graduates in building their careers.

After completing your MA in the History of Dress at the Courtauld, how did you approach starting a career in the arts?