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fashion focused oral histories

Would you like to look back, and tell your fashion story?

Dr. Alexis Romano is looking for women to give oral testimonies of their experience of life and fashion during the 1970s in the U.S. Respondents will be asked to reflect on memories of their wardrobes, act of dressing, engagement with fashion culture, and personal history. Alexis is also interested in speaking with professionals who worked in the industry during the 1970s.

This is research for a writing project, "Fashioning American Identities in the 1970s," which reappraises women’s visual and material experience of dress during the 1970s through the cross-analysis of archive garment, imagery and oral history.

One-on-one interviews can be conducted remotely, and can take place in one or more sessions of an hour. If you are interested in taking part, please send an email to listing your age and a few words about your fashion story. 

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