Gayle Strege

Gayle Strege is the curator of The Ohio State University Historic Costume & Textiles Collection, a position she has held since 1996. She has a BA in Fashion Design from Mt. Mary College in Milwaukee, WI and a MA in Museum Studies from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. In addition to over 20 exhibitions at Ohio State, Ms. Strege’s work experience includes theatrical costuming at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre and UMASS Department of Theatre among others, and museum collections management and exhibition installations at the Chicago History Museum and the Museum of American Textile History in Lowell, MA. Ms. Strege’s exhibition research has led to several publications, most recently, “Fur as Fashion in America,” in the journal, Fashion, Style and Popular Culture. Visit the Historic Costume & Textile Collection’s website,, the blog, Clotheslines at, and the online gallery, for additional information.