Visual Arts

About Yaara Keydar

Ya’ara Keydar, MA, is a fashion historian and curator. Keydar teaches Fashion in Museums at NYUSPS in the Center for Applied Liberal Arts. Keydar was born and raised in Israel. She graduated from the Costume Studies program at NYU and is a 2016 winner of NYU Steinhardt’s Samuel Eshborn Award. She holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in fashion design from Shenkar College of Engineering and Design. She interned at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, and the Museum at FIT.

Keydar’s recent curated exhibition, Je t’aime, Ronit Elkabetz opened November 2017 at the Israeli Design Museum and was accompanied with a book she edited. Her previous exhibition that year, A Walk of Art: Visionary Shoes showed at the Parasol gallery in New York then commissioned to travel to San Francisco. She also curated Cinderella Syndrome: A Journey in the Footsteps of the Stiletto in Israel, and co-curated the exhibition Beyond Measure: Fashion and the Plus Size Woman at 80WSE Gallery in New York. She curated the bridal gown exhibitions Happily Ever After and A Wedding Photograph – Family Wedding Photography in Israel 1900-1980, both exhibited in Holon, Israel.


NYU Steinhardt’s Samuel Eshborn Award for Excellence and Leadership, 2016

Miri Beckenstien award excellence in fashion design, 2005

Comme-il-Faut award for excellence in fashion design, 2004

Castro award for excellence in fashion design, 2003

Yaara Keydar

Visual Arts
Curating, Fashion Design

New York, New York, United States
Grant Recipient