Olga Vainshtein is Senior Researcher at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow. She completed her first Ph.D. in 1986 and the second in 2005. She has taught courses on Fashion Studies, History of European Literature and Critical Theory in Moscow and was a visiting professor at the University of Michigan and Stockholm University. Her current research interests include history of European dandyism; fashion and gender; history of the body, fashion and disability. She has written from a global perspective about fashion and culture in publications such as The Fashion History Reader and Men’s Fashion Reader, Fashion Theory Journal. She is the author of the book Dandy: Fashion, Literature, Lifestyle (2006, 2012) and the editor of Smells and Perfumes in the History of Culture (in two volumes, 2003, 2010) and the book series Library of Fashion Theory. Olga Vainshtein has published internationally. She is a member of editorial boards for the journals Fashion Theory: Journal on Dress, Body and Culture; Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion; International Journal of Fashion Studies and the Russian version of Fashion Theory.