José Blanco F. is an associate professor and department chair in the Department of Fashion Merchandising and Design at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. He is also Vice-President for Education at Costume Society of America. His research focuses on dress and popular culture in the second half of the twentieth century, with an emphasis on male fashion. He is interested in fashion and visual culture in Latin America. José is the general editor of the four-volume encyclopedia Clothing and Fashion: American Fashion from Head to Toe. He has co-authored with Raúl J. Vázquez-López several articles and book chapters on Puerto Rican dress, costume and fashion.