Why would being really snappy as a dresser be politically dangerous? Find out in Dandies & Romantics.

Experience the liberal arts in action with professor Monica L. Miller, associate professor of English and Africana studies, and Caroline Weber, associate professor of French, as they discuss fashion, style, and dress culture in “Dandies and Romantics”.  This is the first installment of “From the Faculty Lounge” – a new series consists of interdisciplinary conversations with Barnard faculty that share intersecting interests.  Moderated by Provost Linda Bell.

Both professors have written extensively about the political and cultural impact of fashion throughout history, most notably in Miller's Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic Identity and Weber's Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution. Their discussion reflects the depth, insight, and originality of their writings and research.

'From the Faculty Lounge' is a series of conversations, filmed live, among Barnard faculty members from different disciplines on their intersecting interests. For more upcoming events, visit the Barnard.edu events page.