Do the Clothes Maketh the Human?

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Shahidha Bari/ Yashka Jessica Moore/ Heather Widdows

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Does fashion allow us to express our individuality or is it a case of the Emperor’s new clothing? Can we judge a book by its cover or is beauty just another manifestation of sexist and racist ideals? Does is even make sense to think of our judgements about beauty as being ethically right or wrong? Whether you wear your heart on your sleeve for fashion or think beauty should be given the boot, join us to discuss the cultural, political, and philosophical dimensions of fashion and beauty.

Shahidha Bari, Fellow, Forum for Philosophy, Professor of Fashion Cultures, UAL & Author, Dressed: The Secret Life of Clothes
Yashka Jessica Moore, Designer and writer
Heather Widdows, John Ferguson Professor of Global Ethics, University of Birmingham & Author, Perfect Me: Beauty as an Ethical Ideal

Sarah Fine, Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, KCL