Curatorial Exhibition Scholarship

Luis Estévez: Fashion, Elegance, and Exoticization

Authors
  • Joshua D. Simon
  • Kelly L. Reddy Best (Iowa State University)

Abstract

In Luis Estévez: Fashion, Elegance, and Exoticization, a physically-mounted (opened April 8, 2022) exhibition at a university, we explore Estévez’s career, a Cuban American, openly bi-sexual designer who had a prolific fashion career, yet has received minimal scholarly attention. Centering Estévez disrupts the dominant, white, heterosexual narrative in fashion history.

Keywords: american, designer, cuban, 20th century, exhibition, curatorial, dress, couture, ready-to-wear

How to Cite:

Simon, J. D. & Reddy Best, K. L., (2024) “Luis Estévez: Fashion, Elegance, and Exoticization”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 80(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/itaa.17197

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Published on
24 Jan 2024
Peer Reviewed