The Shirtwaist Dress at the Women in Magazines Conference (London) June 22-23


This coming June my paper, “Icon: The Shirtwaist Dress in Good Housekeeping and other media,” will be included in the presentations at the upcoming conference: Women in Magazines: Research, Representation, Production and Consumption.

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I’ve previously discussed this work, as it relates to Donna Reed and idealized Motherhood on Fashion Historia. Kingston University in London will play host to this and other such papers, including keynote speakers Professor Noliwe Rooks of Princeton University and Dr. Penny Tinkler of Manchester University.

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*Christian Dior, 1947 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, Costume Institute)

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  1. The shirtwaist is a fascinating subject that even came up in a thesis paper I wrote during undergrad. Congratulations Heather! I hope you will be live tweeting the event.

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