Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

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Fashion and Physique Symposium in New York

20 March 2018

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Professor Julia Twigg was a keynote speaker at the recent Symposium on Fashion and Physique at the New York Museum at FIT.

Held in the old Garment District of New York, the symposium, which was broadcast live, attracted an audience of nearly 300 from the design, commercial and academic communities. The event addressed the complex history of the ideal body in fashion, exploring the intersections between fashion and physique. Professor Twigg analysed the significance of age as a cultural and a physiological phenomenon, drawing on her extensive empirical work. The symposium accompanied an exhibition at the museum, The Body: Fashion and Physique. The Museum at FIT is linked to the Fashion Institute of Technology, part of New York University (NYU).

Julia Twigg is a Professor of Social Policy and Sociology. Over the last decade Julia has been engaged in a series of research projects exploring the role of dress in the constitution of age.



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