Research Seminar with Denise Cruz (University of Toronto), "Global Mess and Glamour: Behind the Spectacle of Transnational Fashion"
Dyer House Conference Room, 150 Power Street
This seminar takes the phenomenon of transnational fashion week as its object of study. Once located primarily in Paris, New York, or Milan, the fashion week calendar now runs year-round and across the globe: Toronto, Dubai, Singapore, and even Phoenix, Arizona. Threading together scholarship in queer, global fashion, and American studies, we will analyze transnational fashion week’s messy and glamorous dualities and their repercussions for couture’s performance of elite global capitalism.