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CRITICAL FASHION & STYLE BLOGS
"An evolving collaboration between two clotheshorse academics to discuss the politics, aesthetics, histories, theories, cultures and subcultures that go by the names 'fashion' and 'beauty.'"
Politics of Fashion
Course blog for Mimi Thi Nguyen's WGST course at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign -- with entries written by students.
À L'allure garçonnière
Analysis of political and ethical dimensions of fashion
Haute Couture Intellectualism
Blog by scholar Tanisha C. Ford, who studies "how and why black women use beauty culture and fashion as a form of resistance and cultural-political expression." Be sure to check out the Resources page of the site, which includes a list of recommended texts on "fashion, beauty culture, and body politics in an African diasporic context."
Blog counterpart to the independent fashion zine Worn.
The Business of Fashion
Industry news, analysis & opinion pieces
"Worn Through is a blog focused on dress and fashion news, events, commentary, and critique, specifically looking at the cultural and social aspects. Its primary focus is the academic and museum worlds of dress studies, and highlights scholarship in those areas."
Thread for Thought
Blog about "how fashion intersects politics, economics, gender, race, & pop culture."
NYPL Blogs on fashion
Entries from various New York Public Library blogs, on fashion-related topics.
QUEER, TRANS & GENDER NONCONFORMING FASHION
RESOURCES FOR PHOTO ESSAYS
PANEL DISCUSSION ON FASHION, GENDER & IDENTITY
Panel discussion on gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, embodiment and fashion with Sonny Oram of Qwear and Anita Dolce Vita of Dapper Q.
REFASHIONING RACE, GENDER AND ECONOMY
Watch a 13-minute excerpt of a panel of critical fashion scholars talking about a range of fashion/style topics, including plastic surgery, the hoodie (following the killing of Trayvon Martin), labor value, and consumption (includes Minh-Ha T. Pham and Mimi Thi Nguyen from Threadbared).
The Vogue Archive contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition), from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. Every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out has been included, with rich indexing enabling you to find images by garment type, designer and brand names.
This resources on this page of this guide were compiled by the incredible Alana Kumbier, formerly of Wellesley College's LTS, now at Hampshire College.