This is a lecture recorded for the Fashion in the Avant-Garde Class. For further information and context on the Zoot Suit see: Cosgrove, Stuart. “The Zoot-Suit and Style Warfare.” History Workshop Journal 18: 1 (Autumn 1984): 77-91. Malcolm X (as told to Alex Haley). The Autobiography of Malcolm X. New York: One World, 1999. Tovares, Joseph, dir. Zoot Suit Riots. (2002).