Close up photo on the hands of a fashion designer as she measures a jacket

History’s Einav Rabinovitch-Fox discusses the link between fashion and isolation

The fashionable history of social distancing

The Conversation: Einav Rabinovitch-Fox, a visiting assistant professor in the Department of History, discussed the relationship between clothing and isolation, writing: “Fashion might not be the first thing that comes to mind when we think of isolation strategies. But as a historian who writes about the political and cultural meanings of clothing, I know that fashion can play an important role in the project of social distancing, whether the space created helps solve a health crisis or keep away pesky suitors.”Republished by: PBS News Hour, Fast Company, Salon, The Independent (UK) and the Associated Press