Lisa Colpaert is an interdisciplinary researcher working between costume, fashion, and film history.  

She is currently completing a PhD at the University of the Arts London (London College of Fashion), funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council, where she is conducting an interdisciplinary and practice-informed research project on 1940’s Hollywood costume design entitled Screen-to-measure. 

She has a master degree in Visual Art/Fashion Design and has had a small fashion label. She has a master degree in Film and Theatre Studies and has worked as a film programmer for Cinea and Film-Plateau, general coordinator for Art Cinema OFFoff, a commentator for VRT Canvas.  

She had published on costume design and the intersections between fashion and film, as well as on the relations between film and visual arts. She is the co-author of The Dark Galleries: A Museum Guide to Painted Portraits in Film Noir, Gothic Melodramas, and Ghost Stories of the 1940s and 1950s (AraMer, 2013, with Steven Jacobs) and Screening Statues: Sculpture and Cinema (Edinburgh University Press, 2017, with Steven Jacobs, Susan Felleman and Vito Adriaensens), will contribute to the forthcoming Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Film & Television Costume Design (Bloomsbury, 2025), and has published in peer-reviewed academic journals, including Fashion Theory.