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Dress Codes: How the Laws of Fashion Made History with Richard Ford ’88

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Clothing is our most intimate and public medium of self-expression. What happens when fashion rules conflict with changing social norms? Professor Ford explores the laws of fashion throughout time to uncover their personal, social and political significance.
Richard Ford, ’88, the George E. Osborne Professor of Law. An expert on civil rights and antidiscrimination law, Professor Ford’s work intersects critical theory and the law. He focuses on the social and legal conflicts surrounding claims of discrimination, on the causes and effects of racial segregation, and on the use of territorial boundaries as instruments of social regulation.  Professor Ford has written for the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Christian Science Monitor, and for Slate. His most recent book is Dress Codes: How the Laws of Fashion Made History.
The Stanford Bookstore will be on-site for a sales and signing before and after this program and the author will be available to sign books after the talk.
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Admission for Classes Without Quizzes and Tours is included in the daily and all-access passes. They are all first-come, first-served, please arrive early to guarantee a spot. Capacity: 192