Queer History of Fashion (and the Untapped Queer Potential of Fragrance) – Part Three

The CaFleurebon Queer Fashion & Fragrance Series concludes with an analysis of queer fashion and fragrance history during the late 20th and early 21st centuries. From fetish-wear and BDSM subcultures, to modern interpretations on suiting and evening wear, fashion continues to tap an endless source of inspiration from experimentation with …more…

Queer History of Fashion (and the Untapped Queer Potential of Fragrance) – Part Two

The CaFleurebon Queer Fashion & Fragrance Series continues. Part One of ‘FIT’s Queer History of Fashion (and the Untapped Queer Potential of Fragrance)‘ introduced the proto-gay subcultures of the 18th and 19th centuries. Now, in Part Two, a closer look at queer history after World War II, the Stonewall Riots, …more…

Queer History of Fashion (and the Untapped Queer Potential of Fragrance) – Part One

Recently, I wrote an article for CaFleurebon on the Fashion Institute of Technology’s “A Queer History of Fashion” exhibition, exploring the overlapping worlds of fashion, fragrance, and gender. Part One begins with the gender transgressive fashions of Mollies, Dandies, and ‘Les Garçonnes.’ Part Two examines the Postwar period, life before and after Stonewall, and …more…