Kerry Taylor joined Sotheby's in 1979, and went on to become one of the youngest auctioneers in their history at the age of 21. After creating and managing the Collector's Department at Sotheby's Chester, she moved to Sotheby's New Bond Street where she re-established the Costume and Textile sales. Kerry later became Director in charge of all Collectors areas, special theme sales and celebrity sales.
Kerry left in 2003 to set up her own auction business, Kerry Taylor Auctions, specializing in the fields she loves - costume and textiles. She also continues to act as Textile Consultant to Sotheby's, advising their international network of offices and regularly assists major museums with valuations, applications for funding and sits on the UK Government's Export Review board. Kerry regularly contributes to television programmes, and is frequently consulted by the press for her expert knowledge of vintage fashion. In 2007 the Guardian voted her one of their 'women of the year'. Kerry has been profiled in British Vogue and the New York Times.