This week’s guest…..is no one! I take a stab at a solo episode.
At the 2018 Golden Globes, celebrities and industry members alike wore black in solidarity with the #TimesUp movement. Was this a successful sartorial stand? Or was this another example of putting on a costume/identity for social capital? Today I ask the question: can we wear our politics? Looking at couture, mainstream t shirts, and identity politics through the lens of Dress (as defined by Eicher and Roach-Higgns) I try to answer this question.
Groeneveld, Elizabeth. “‘Be a Feminist or Just Dress like One’: BUST, Fashion and Feminism as Lifestyle.” Journal of Gender Studies 18, no. 2 (June 2009): 179–90. https://doi.org/10.1080/09589230902812471.
Loke, Jaime, Ingrid Bachmann, and Dustin Harp. “Co-Opting Feminism: Media Discourses on Political Women and the Definition of a (New) Feminist Identity.” Media, Culture & Society 39, no. 1 (January 1, 2017): 122–32. https://doi.org/10.1177/0163443715604890.
Roach-Higgins, Eicher. “Dress and Identity.” Fairchild Publications, 1995. http://conservancy.umn.edu/handle/11299/170351.