Paula von Wachenfeldt, Senior Lecturer and Head of Studies at the Centre for Fashion Studies, holds a PhD in French literature. She teaches at both basic and advanced level and supervises Master and PhD studens. In her reserach she has examined the interface between fiction and cultural interpretations of fashion. As from 2012, her research focus is on luxury and she has co-edited the first anthology on Swedish luxury history The Swedish Desire. Centuries of Luxury Consumption (2015). Her publications in the luxury field examine both historical and contemporary debates and representations.