Women's Wear is Far from Fitting
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 792 , Segment 3
Episode: The Injustice of Bail, Drunk Driving Brain, Your Ticket to the Sun
- Apr 17, 2018 11:00 pm
- 12:24 mins
(Originally aired: June 15, 2017) Guest: Anne Bissonnette, PhD, Associate Professor of Material Culture and Curatorship, Curator of the Clothing and Textiles Collection, University of Alberta It’s just a fact of life that our bodies change in shape and size as we age. Sudden – or even subtle – shifts in weight can require a whole new wardrobe. Why are clothes in the Western world designed so that even a slight gain in the hips or belly requires a new pant size? A exhibit called "Misfits" at the University of Alberta in Canada explored the lack of adaptability in Western clothing.