Book Review – Fashion Crimes: Dressing for Deviance

Featured in the The Journal of Dress History, Volume 5, Issue 2, Early Summer 2021.

“When a crime is reported, is it significant that clothing is often referred to in identifying the perpetrators or victims? Edited by Joanne Turney, Fashion Crimes: Dressing for Deviance consists of fourteen essays examining how items of clothing can become associated with deviant behaviour through cultural, social and often political perceptions. The essays explore the tension between fashion worn as an expression of ideals and fashion perceived as intentional threat. In the increasingly common cultural climate of fear and tribalism, this book offers a poignant glimpse into how the perceptions of clothing continue to affect society.”

Read the full review in the journal on p.108, or here.