Lauren Downing Peters

PhD Student – Fashion Studies (2013 - 2018)

Lauren Downing Peters is currently not affiliated to the department.

Upcoming

Year Title Status
2018 Building a Better Body: Fashions for the Stout Woman, 1915-1931 Work in progress
2018 Making the Body Stout: Bridging Discourse and Practice in the Study of the Relationship Between Dress and the Historical Body Work in progress
2018 Dressing Smart, Looking Slender: Stoutwear and the Discourse of ‘Fitting In,’ 1915- 1931 Work in progress
2017 Book Review, Dress History: New Directions in Theory and Practice In press
2017 Exhibition Review, Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern Accepted for publication

Books and Anthologies

Year Title Publisher
2018 Stoutwear and the Discourses of Disorder US-AB

Journal Articles

Year Title Journal
2017 "Fashion Plus": Pose and the Plus-Size Body in Vogue, 1986-1988 Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture
2016 Exhibition Review: Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced Fashion Practice
2016 Film Review: The First Monday in May The Journal of Curatorial Studies
2016 Exhibition Review: Beyond Measure: Fashion and the Plus-Size* Woman Textile History
2016 Exhibition Review: Utopian Bodies: Fashion Looks Forward Russian Fashion Theory
2016 Exhibition Review: Faking It: Originals, Copies and Counterfeits Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture
2015 The Brooklyn Flea: A Model for Counter Consumption? Journal of Design Strategies
2014 Performing Vintage: The Cultivation and Dissemination of Vintage Sensibilities at the Brooklyn Flea Canadian Review of American Studies
2014 You Are What You Wear: How How Fashion Figures in Fat Identity Formation Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture
2014 Exhibition Review: David Bowie Is... Journal of Curatorial Studies

Chapters In Anthologies

Year Title Anthology
2015 Fedora Encyclopedia of Ethnic Clothing in the United States
2015 Effortless Consumption: The "Anthropologie" of a Brand-Focused Online Shopping Community Global Fashion Brands: History, Luxury and Style

Conference Papers

Year Title Conference
2017 Looking Fat in a Slender World Revisiting the Gaze (Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK 28-29 June, 2017)
2017 Fashioning the Flesh The Space Between: Psyche, Body, Environment (Royal College of Art, London, UK, 3 February 2017)
2016 "Fashion Plus": Pose and the Plus-Size Body in Vogue, 1986-1988 Posing the Body: Stillness, Movement and Representation
2016 No Laughing Matter: Rebel Wilson, Melissa McCarthy and the Shifting Discourse of Plus-Size National Popular Culture Association Annual Conference (Seattle, Washington)
2015 Locating Plus-Size: The Shifting Meanings and Uses of Fashion's Most Contested Term Fashion and the Body: An International PhD Workshop (Centre for Fashion Studies, Stockholm University)
2015 Hidden in Plain Sight: Fashion and Fat Acceptance in the Riot Grrrl Zine Collections Popular Culture Association of America Conference (New Orleans, LA)
2014 Weighty Images: (Ad)dressing and (Un)dressing Fat Bodies in Fashion Print Media Fashion Thinking (University of Southern Denmark, Kolding)
2014 “Make It Work”: Riot Grrrls and the Reclamation of the Fat Body Through Fashion SKY Doctoral Course: Representation (Helsinki University)
2012 Effortless Consumption: The “Anthropologie” of a Brand-Focused Online Shopping Community Fashion Now and Then (LIM College, New York, NY)
2012 Consuming Fashion Photography: Sex, Abjection and Spaghetti Fashion and...Health (University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN)
2012 Fashionably Fatshionable: A Consideration of the Dress Practices of Self-Proclaimed Fat Women Popular Culture Association of America Conference (Boston, MA)
2011 Selling, Blogging and Dressing Vintage: The Brooklyn Flea and modes of vintage consumption The Aesthetics of Renewal, Annual Canadian Association of America Conference (Carleton University, Ottawa, ON Canada)
2011 Performing Vintage: The Consumption and Cultivation of Identities at the Brooklyn Flea The Urban Catwalk (Yale University, New Haven, CT)

Doctoral Thesis

Year Title Publisher
2018 Stoutwear and the Discourses of Disorder US-AB