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Dr. Stephanie Lake is the fifth scholar in the world to earn a Ph.D. in the History of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture.  The sole owner of the Bonnie Cashin Archive, which she inherited upon the designer’s death in 2000, Lake is at once the foremost scholar on Bonnie Cashin’s life and career, her appointed biographer, heir, and the steward of the Cashin’s legacy.


​A noted jewelry designer and a frequent consultant and commentator on fashion and design, Lake resides in Minneapolis with her husband, Cory, and daughter Odette.  For more information on Lake’s life and career, please visit the Stephanie Lake Design website.

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