Jennifer Farley Gordon is a lecturer in Apparel, Merchandising, and Design at Iowa State University. Her area of expertise is 20th-century fashion, particularly the history of the children's wear industry and children's wear designers in the United States. She is conducting ongoing research into the children's wear industry, as well into the trend for matching mother-daughter fashions.
She formerly worked as an assistant curator at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT) in New York. She was the curator of the 2013 exhibition RetroSpective in MFIT's Fashion and Textile History Gallery. She has also co-curated a number of exhibitions in that space, including Fashion & Politics and Eco-Fashion: Going Green. The latter exhibition was awarded the 2011 Richard Martin Exhibition Award from the Costume Society of America. She is the co-author of Sustainable Fashion: Past, Present, and Future, published in 2015 by Bloomsbury.