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Fashion and Physique Symposium: Lauren Downing Peters “Dressing Smart, Looking Slender"
Lauren Downing Peters presenting “Dressing Smart, Looking Slender: Stoutwear and the Discourse of Fitting In 1915-1931” at The Museum at FIT's 19th fashion symposium, Fashion and Physique, held on Friday, February 23, 2018.
The one-day symposium featured lectures and panels on topics such as the emergence of the plus-size fashion industry in the early twentieth century, the impact of popular culture on how we assess the female body, and fashion accessibility for the disabled in the technological age.
Lauren Downing Peters is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Fashion Studies at Stockholm University, where she is finalizing her dissertation on the early history of plus-size fashion. She is editor in chief of "The Fashion Studies Journal."
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