Critical Studies in Fashion & Beauty 10.2 is now available
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Critical Studies in Fashion & Beauty 10.2 is now available

Critical Studies in Fashion & Beauty 10.2 is now available!


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Aims & Scope


Critical Studies in Fashion & Beauty (CSFB) engages analytically, critically and creatively with fashion and/or beauty. It aims to challenge issues such as a) the conflation of fashion and beauty, b) the exclusion of masculinities, people of colour, older adults, differentially abled individuals, and queer and transgender subjectivities in fashion and/or beauty discourse and c) the blurring of distinct fashion and/or beauty industries. The journal seeks to foster more diverse and inclusive ways of understanding the field and to propel fresh theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of fashion.


Issue 10.2




How do objects come to have meaning? Studying the veil as a complex object

Efrat Tseëlon




The silver generation and beauty: Does American culture provide models for positive ageing?

Federica Fornaciari and Laine Goldman


Post-war fashion tips in the popular fashion press in Poland: A source of psychological support in the ‘struggle for femininity’

Magdalena Idem




Exhibition Reviews


The Countless Aspects of Beauty in Ancient Art, National Archaeological Museum, Athens, 26 May 2018–31 December 2019


Casanova’s Europe: Art, Pleasure and Power in the 18th Century, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 8 July–8 October 2018


Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, 18 August 2018–10 February 2019

Linda Welters


L’Orient des peintres, du rêve à la lumière (Oriental Visions from Dreams into Light), Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris, 7 March–21 July 2019

Wendy Leeks


Book Notice


Why Fashion Brands Die & How to Save Them, Michael Solomon and Brandon Roe (2019)

Michael Solomon