Historical Crimes of Fashion
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 943 , Segment 1
Episode: Fashion Laws Attempted to Maintain Social Order (originally aired on March 2, 2021)
- Apr 3, 2021 7:00 pm
- 31:46 mins
Richard Thompson Ford explores legal dress codes that were historically meant to keep the lower classes in their place. But legal fights over dress codes continue today, from requirements that women wear makeup to prohibitions against religious garments. And even in academia, the rejection of a dress code can become a type of dress code in itself. Guest: Richard Thompson Ford, Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and author of "Dress Codes: How the Laws of Fashion Made History"