Dress Codes: How the Laws of Fashion Made History – A Book Talk with Richard Thompson Ford

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When: 03/10/2021 @ 4:00 pm-5:00 pm EST Where: Zoom

A Book Talk with Richard Thompson Ford, author of Dress Codes: How the Laws of Fashion Made History (2021) and Professor at Stanford University Law School

Moderated by Naomi Mezey, Professor, Georgetown University Law School

Join us for a virtual conversation with author and professor Richard Thompson Ford discussing his latest book, Dress Codes: How the Laws of Fashion Made History (2021). An insightful book that explores dress codes and the history of the laws of fashion from the middle ages to the present day. Dress Codes uncovers and examines the canons, customs of clothing and unwritten rules, and implicit dress codes that still influence opportunities and social mobility. The conversation will center on the intersections of race, gender and class.

This program is sponsored by the  Gender+ Justice Initiative and the Women of Color Collective.

About the author:

Richard Thompson Ford is an expert on civil rights and antidiscrimination law, he has distinguished himself as an insightful voice and compelling writer on questions of race and multiculturalism. His scholarship combines social criticism and legal analysis and he writes for both popular readers and for academic and legal specialists. His work has focused on the social and legal conflicts surrounding claims of discrimination, on the causes and effects of racial segregation, and on the use of territorial boundaries as instruments of social regulation. Methodologically, his work is at the intersection of critical theory and the law.

More information on Dress Codes.

Purchase Dress Codes: How the Laws of Fashion Made History, Simon & Schuster (2021).