Grace Evans was born in 1973 and read History at the University of York. Passionate about the history of fashion, she started her career at the Museum of London before taking the post of Keeper of Costume at Chertsey Museum, which she has held for over ten years. In addition to curating a series of fashion exhibitions, she regularly lectures and writes about the history of dress. Her book Fashion in Focus – 1600 to 2009: Treasures from the Olive Matthews Collection at Chertsey Museum is due to be published in 2011. She lives in Surrey with her husband and two small daughters.