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Do the Clothes Maketh the Human?

20 November | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

All welcome | Free to attend | First come, first served at the door


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


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All welcome | Free to attend | First come, first served at the door



20 November
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom + Google Map