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Discussing ageism in fashion at LCF


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11 February 2014

Last night saw leading academics from across different fields come together to discuss ageism in fashion as part of LCF’s Better Lives lecture series.

Dr Ros Jennings, Reader in Cultural studies and Director of the Centre for Women, Ageing and Media at the University of Gloucestershire, spoke about older women and music culture, drawing on examples such as Shirley Bassey, to consider the key debates and positions.

Dr Jennings was joined by Professor Paul Matts, Research Fellow at Procter & Gamble and Visiting lecturer at LCF, who spoke about the psychology of skin and his expertise within cosmetic research.

Also providing thoughts was Caryn Franklin, fashion activist and former Fashion Editor of i-D Magazine. Keara Stewart, artist and assistant at the LCF library, captured the event with illustrations which she shared on Twitter.