Claire Shaeffer is an internationally respected author, lecturer, college instructor, and columnist. she is the author of more than 20 books and dvds and has written for numerous magazines in the United States, Australia, and England. She taught college level courses for 22 years. Claire has also lectured at the victoria and albert museum in london, the Metropolitan museum of art, Phoenix art museum,Los angeles county museum of art, and san francisco fine arts museum, and served as the couture construction consultant for the museum of the city of new york's online exhibit Worth and mainbocher. Claire lives in Palm Springs, California with her husband and two dogs.