Fashion in 18th-Century Colonial Spanish America: An Interview with Laura Beltrán-Rubio

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September 3, 2020

In this episode, Isabella interviews Laura Beltrán-Rubio, a Ph.D. student who focuses on the consumption, dissemination, and representation of dress and practices of self-fashioning in 18th-century colonial Spanish America (specifically modern-day Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela). The two discuss surviving South American costume and textiles, the presence of needlework in the Spanish colonies, and learning how to stitch from your grandmother.

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