Alison Matthews David



Dr. Alison Matthews David is an associate professor in the School of Fashion at Ryerson University. She holds a PhD in Art History from Stanford University. Her research on fashion victims examines how dress causes bodily harm to its makers and wearers. She has also published on military uniforms, and on representations of fashion in literature, notably in L. M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables. She is also interested in colour theory and the aesthetic movement.

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“writers adopted the medical language of contagion to describe mauve’s rapid spread through the population, describing it as “very catching.”
Alison Matthews-David, Fashion Victims: The Dangers of Dress Past and Present

“white coats, ties, and stethoscopes, symbols of Western male medical professionalism,”
Alison Matthews-David, Fashion Victims: The Dangers of Dress Past and Present

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