CFP: Fashion, Dress and Society in Europe during WW I

Institut Fran├žais de la Mode in Paris
December 12 – 13, 2014

Fashion played an integral role in reshaping European society during World War I.

Each nation has a different story of the degree to which the fashion industry played a role in the war economy and the extent to which cultural representations of fashion and dress contributed to shaping national identity.

The conference intends to assemble an international community of scholars and curators who have an interest in exploring gender, dress, fashion producers, consumers, workers, and the press between 1914 and 1918.

The following perspectives are encouraged:

  • Wartime fashion consumption and production
  • Garment workers and social history
  • Fashion industry history
  • Material culture of dress
  • Fashion and gender

Papers that adopt a critical approach to the relationship between fashion and society in Europe during WWI are sought.

Additionally, proposals from young scholars in all areas of the social sciences or humanities are welcome.

Proposal Deadline: February 15, 2014

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