Beyond Standardization: Diverse Bodies | Conversations on Dress | Costume Society of America

by Charity Calvin Armstead & Calla Evans & Keena Hudson & Grace Jun & Lauren Downing Peters & Francesca Granata


January 26, 2021

Diversity takes many shapes and forms, and within dress research there are scholars who are exploring a more inclusive approach to fashion. Our roundtable panelists will talk about going beyond body standardization in fashion and consider design and historical concepts around ability, plus size, subcultural body modifications, and pregnancy. Hear about their research, which spans from historic pattern making to modern social media influencers as they interrogate the norms of the fashion body, the way they have changed, and what happens outside of them.

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