Additional speakers have joined our lineup for our Winter 2018 meeting at Sony Pictures Studios. Ashley Clements, star of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, will do a Q&A session on “The Modern Elizabeth Bennet,” while fashion historian Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell will give a talk on “Pride and Prejudice and Pelisses: Costuming Jane Austen.”

Ashley Clements is best-known for starring in the Emmy Award-winning Pride and Prejudice adaptation The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, for which she also won a Streamy Award for Best Actress. Other series credits include Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party, Inside the Extras Studio, VGHS, BlackBox TV, Muzzled the Musical and, most recently, SONA, a sci-fi series she created. Her feature film credits include Non-Transferable, August Falls, Call of the Void and the upcoming Christmas horror film All the Creatures Were Stirring. In regional theater, she has appeared in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, All’s Well That Ends Well, Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Cyrano de Bergerac, Sea of Tranquility, Since Africa, The Glass Menagerie, An Ideal Husband, Fiddler on the Roof and The Solve It Squad. Follow her @TheAshleyClem.
Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell is an art historian specializing in fashion and textiles. She has worked as a curator, consultant and educator for museums and universities around the world. She is the author of Fashion Victims: Dress at the Court of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette and writes about fashion, art and culture for the Wall Street Journal and The Atlantic. She is former curatorial staff member at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.