This week’s roundup explores the complex relationship between fashion, race, the body, and gender (both identity and expression). These five sources help chart the long history of trans and cisgender people alike, using the knowledges inherent to fashion to negotiate the body politics of gender and identity.

Drag King Dred presenting as left half a man with male facial characteristics and Black blazer. Left half presenting as female with feminine facial features african mask earing, seashell choker necklace and black halter dress. Against stark white background.

Photo by Rebecca Swann, 2001. Haitian-American Drag King Dred was one of the most prominent Drag Kings to emerge from the dynamic drag scene of New York City during the late 1990’s.