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Welcome to the second episode in the Unravel Roundtable Series. In this episode Dana and Jasmine talk to academic activist Regan Loggans about the history of cultural appropriation in fashion. Together they define appropriation and go all the way back to ancient Greece and Rome to cover a range of appropriation cases in fashion into the present.
This week features the curators and conservator behind the exhibition: Fashioning the Women of Weeksville, currently at The Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn, New York. The show is a rare opportunity to see the material culture of the African American women who lived in Weeksville in the nineteenth and twentieth-century.
Joy and Dana interview professors Chanjuan Chen and Kendra Lapolla about their presentation "Pregnancy Chic: Fast Fashion Influences on Consumer Acquisition and Disposal of Maternity Wear."
Welcome to the first episode of our 2017 Costume Society of America Series! Dana sits down with the Chicago History Museum curator of costume, Petra Slinkard to talk about the museum's latest exhibition, Making Mainbocher: The First American Couturier.
While Joy was in L.A. she was able to chat with Diosa Femme and Mala Munoz of Locatora. In this episode they go in detail about their favorite style influencers including Selena, Jennifer Lopez and Rihanna.
Dana sits down with Francesca Granata to talk about her book Experimental Fashion: Performance Art, Carnival and the Grotesque Body
Joy talks to independent fashion scholar and Drag Race expert, Eric Zhang about the history of drag and ball culture, the legendary RuPaul, and the presence and presentation of the Korean-American drag queen Kim Chi in season 8 of the TV series RuPaul’s Drag Race.