A graduate in Performing Arts and Art History, Sylvie Marot is a fashion heritage consultant, exhibition curator and author.
In 2001, she debuted as a curator with the inaugural exhibition Habits de Recherche at the Musée d’Art et d’Industrie in Saint-Etienne. In charge of the museum’s textile collections (world’s 1st collection of ribbons) until 2004, she invigorated the contemporary fashion and Haute Couture acquisition policy. From 2005 to 2013, she ran the Heritage Department of Marithé+Francois Girbaud. She worked on the brand’s first monograph From stone to light (Lamartinière, 2012).
Sylvie Marot orchestrated the exhibitions for a succession of Saint- Etienne International Design Biennials and their catalogues : Design de mode (2002), Les Enrubannées (2006), Design Transversal: Maurizio Galante / Tal Lancman (2010), L’Autre Jean (2012).
Sylvie Marot is active in schools and universities, including the University of Fashion in Lyon (France). She authored The French Ribbon (Pointed Leaf Press, 2014) ; and contributed to Kimono Now (Minami, Prestel Ed., 2015), Fashion Curating (Marchetti, HEAD, 2016).
Her catalogue, Anne Valérie Hash. Décrayonner, taking the eponymous title of the exhibition staged at the Museum of Lace and Fashion in 2016, was awarded the 2017 Grand Prix for Fashion Books.
Her last exhibition Haute Dentelle created at the Cité de la dentelle et de la mode in 2018 (Calais, France) is actually on display at the TextielMuseum (Tilburg, Netherlands).