Anne Vallely, M.A.Assistant Professor of Fashion
Office: Donahue Center for Creative and Applied Arts
Degrees: M.A., Suffolk University; B.A., Regis College
Anne Vallely's career in the Fashion Industry includes professional modeling, fashion buying, store management, operating a boutique in Martha's Vineyard, and event planning.
She has been a speaker covering a variety of fashion topics at numerous high schools and colleges in New England. Anne has proven fashion to be a valuable asset in the fundraising and entertainment arenas. Her role as fashion show producer has enabled many organizations to raise substantial monies to benefit their charitable causes. She is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers and is the owner of AVEG Enterprises, a space planning and interior design firm. A member of Boston Fashion Council, elected Regional Director of Fashion Group International, Fashion Group of Boston Board member, and current sponsor of Boston Fashion Week, Anne is involved in extensive programs supporting and promoting the fashion community. Her private collection of vintage garments has been exhibited at the Boston Public Library, Newbury College, Jacobson Gallery and Yamawaki Art Center.
Anne established the Fashion Merchandising Department at Newbury College in Boston where she served as Chair for eleven years. During this period, the department expanded to include majors in Fashion Design and Interior Design. She also chaired the Fashion Departments of Fisher College in Boston and Rivier College in Nashua, New Hampshire. Recognized by "Who's Who Among Women in Education," she has also received recognition for outstanding contributions to classroom environment and the student community.
What is your teaching philosophy for Lasell courses?
"I believe that a safe, open, caring and supportive environment is an essential element in the education of others. I also believe that education and learning to explore the world of fashion extend beyond the walls of Lasell because fashion has to do with ideas, what is happening in the world, and the way we live."