daughter, Alison, at the Louisiana Art Gallery, Northern Sealand,
Denmark. The Danish design here is, as usual, very beautiful.
Matthews David was awarded her doctorate in art history from Stanford
University in 2002. Her thesis was entitled ‘Cutting a Figure:
Tailoring, Technology and Social Identity in Nineteenth-Century
Her research interests
include nineteenth and early twentieth century European and North
American dress and fashion, tailoring and the history of the garment
trades, the history of camouflage, fashion photography and early
photographic history and health, medicine and clothing.
is currently researching and writing a book entitled Fashion
Victims: Death by Clothing, which is part of a larger project
on clothing and health in historical perspective.