David E. Lazaro


In “Patterning Fashion: Decorated Textiles in the Invoice Books of Newport’s John Banister, 1736-1746,” Ned Lazaro takes us back to an earlier era when richly decorated textiles were imported into the American colonies from England. Carefully extracting clues from the account books of Newport merchant John Banister, Lazaro illuminates the backstory of textiles that originated in England, India, and other exotic locales and which clothed the bodies of Newporters in the early-to mid-eighteenth century. Ned Lazaro is the Curator of Textiles and Fashion at Historic Deerfield in Deerfield, Massachusetts. He has researched, lectured, and published on various topics related to fashion, textiles, design, and the presentation of self between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries.