Karan Feder, Principal
Michael Feder is an entrepreneur with an extensive background in strategy and marketing. Feder is highly skilled at brand building, business development, and sales. Mr. Feder is active in the cultivation and development of tactical business partnerships designed to support the mission and growth of Entertainment Exhibitions, including marketing, PR, and sponsorships.
Karan Feder is a leading expert in the field of performance costume history, preservation, and exhibition. She is an experienced museum professional with expertise in developing and executing compelling costume and fashion exhibitions. Feder excels in all aspects of archival costume collection care, management, database administration, and costume mounting. She is a veteran of the entertainment industry with additional professional experience and resources in the museum, attraction, fashion, and marketing fields. Her unique range of expertise offers the knowledge, contacts, and resources required to execute the varied complex details of costume acquisition, interpretation, preservation, and exhibition.
Feder is known for her instrumental contributions to developing the costume & textile collection at the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas. The unique archive is recognized as one of the most significant museum collections of cabaret costumes in the world. She is credited with spearheading the initiative to save the entire existing costume stock from Las Vegas’ legendary Folies Bergère cabaret show which ran at the Hotel Tropicana from 1959 to 2009.
Feder has held curatorial posts at notable institutions and is a frequent lecturer and consultant in the fields of costume history and fashion history.
Most recently, Karan served as the fashion curator for the highly successful touring exhibition "Barbie: A Cultural Icon, 60 Years of Fashion and Inspiration."
Karan Feder served as the Guest Curator of Costume & Textiles at the Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, and holds an elected leadership position on the National Board of Directors at the Costume Society of America. Feder is a member of the prestigious Costume Designers Guild and a voting member of the Television Academy (The Emmys).
Feder is the author/co-author of six published books focused on the history and celebration of classic entertainment culture and classic performance costumes. Author page: amazon.com/author/karanfeder