Resources

The resources provided below are not necessarily up to date, and they are certainly not exhaustive.  The order of the entries on each list is dictated partly by the degree of affinity between that resource (and/or its creator) and The Center for the Study of Fashion, Law, and Society® (and/or its representatives.)  This information is provided solely for the convenience of visitors to this site; except where explicitly noted, no endorsement or verification of the resources or their contents has been or will be made by The Center or any related person or entity.  While the majority of the materials listed below originate in the realms of legal academia and practice, countless other resources examining the intersection of fashion, law, and society have emerged from fields like like sociology, psychology, history, and visual studies.  Many such resources, not strictly “legal” in nature, will be added to this page in the coming months.

Selected Blogs

LAW OF FASHION (affiliated with The Center for the Study of Fashion, Law, and Society)

LAW OF FASHION LinkedIn Group (affiliated with The Center)

Fashion & Apparel Law Blog (Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP)

Fashion Counsel (Anthony Lupo, Arent Fox LLP)

Fashion Law and Business Report (Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP)

Re:Marks Blog on Copyright and Trademark Law (DLA Piper)

Sociology of Style (Anna Akbari / Monogram)

The Style of the Case (Kim Ross)

Threadbared (Professors Minh-Ha T. Pham and Mimi Thi Nguyen)

Vestoj: The Journal of Sartorial Matters (blog supplementing print journal)

Wigs & Gowns (Elaine O’Connor)

Case Clothesed (New York Law School)

Counterfeit Chic (Prof. Susan Scafidi of Fordham Law School)

Design Patent Lookbook (Prof. Sarah Burstein of U. Oklahoma School of Law)

Selected Books

Fashion Law: A Guide for Designers, Fashion Executives, & Attorneys (Jimenez & Kolsun eds., Fairchild 2d ed. 2014)

Fashion Law and Business: Brands & Retailers (Practising Law Institute 2013)

Navigating Fashion Law: Leading Lawyers on Exploring the Trends, Cases and Strategies of Fashion Law (West/Aspatore 2012)

Fashion and Copyright (LexisNexis/Matthew Bender, forthcoming)

The American Bar Association’s Legal Guide to Fashion Design (ABA 2013)

The Knockoff Economy: How Imitation Sparks Innovation (Oxford 2012)

The Culture of Fashion: A New History of Fashionable Dress (Manchester 1995)

Dressing Constitutionally: Hierarchy, Sexuality, and Democracy from Our Hairstyles to Our Shoes (Cambridge 2013)

Dress, Law and Naked Truth: A Cultural Study of Fashion and Form (Bloomsbury 2013)

The Empire of Fashion: Dressing Modern Democracy (Princeton 1994)

Fashion Under Fascism: Beyond the Black Shirt (Bloomsbury 1994)

Governance of the Consuming Passions: A History of Sumptuary Law (Palgrave Macmillan 1996)

The Fabric of Culture: Fashion, Identity, and Globalization (Routledge 2008)

The Fashioned Body: Fashion, Dress, and Modern Social Theory (Polity 2000)

Selected Classes

Note: Admission and enrollment at the offering institution are required in order to take most of the following courses.

New York University (NYU) School of Law: “Fashion Law and Business” (offered in cooperation with NYU Stern School of Business); “Innovation without IP“; “Innovation Policy Colloquium

NYU Steinhardt: Numerous courses in dress (“costume”) history and related subjects, offered through M.A. Program in Visual Culture: Costume Studies including “Costume History I-IV,” “Textile History I-II,” “Design and Culture: The 20th Century,” “Contemporary Design Culture,” “Dress in World Culture,” and “History [and Theory] of Contemporary Dress” (syllabus here); undergraduate-level courses offered through Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, including “Fashion and Power” and “Consumption, Culture, and Identity”

NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study: Traditional-format courses, including “Fashion’s Fictions: The Texts of Clothing” and “Punk Aesthetics,” as well as “Practicum in Fashion Business” and “Independent Study” opportunities in the area(s) of fashion, law, and society available at both the graduate and undergraduate levels

Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY): “International Trade and Marketing” (B.A. Program; various courses, including “International Business Strategies and Fashion Law”); “Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice” (M.A. Program; various courses, including a wide array of fashion history offerings); “Social Sciences” (B.A. curriculum; various courses, including “Clothing and Society”)

Parsons, The New School for Design: “Fashion Studies” (M.A. Program); “Fashion History, 19th-21st Century,” “Fashion, Pop Culture, and the 20th Century,” “Costume Design and History,” “Fashion Trends” (Parsons’ Adult and Continuing Education Program)

Brooklyn Law School: “Fashion Law”

Cardozo Law School: “Fashion Law“; “Fashion Law Drafting

CUNY Graduate Center: Various courses in “Fashion Studies” track of M.A. in Liberal Studies; courses in “Law and Society” track of M.A. in Liberal Studies;

Fordham Law School: “Fashion Law”; “Fashion Law and Finance”; “Fashion Ethics, Sustainability, and Development”; “Fashion Modeling Law”; “Fashion Law Practicum”; “Fashion Retail Law” (and other programs and activities offered through “Fashion Law Institute”)

Loyola Law School (Los Angeles): “Fashion Law”; “Fashion Law Business Transactions”“Fashion Law Clinic”; “Fashion Modeling Law”, and other programs and activities offered through LLS “Fashion Law Project”

New York Law School: “Fashion Law”; “IP Licensing and Drafting: Fashion”; “IP Job Track: Fashion”

University of Pennsylvania School of Law: “Strategic Transactions in the Fashion & Retail Industry” (last offered in Fall 2013; based on Professor Lois Herzeca’s co-authored book)

Southwestern Law School (Los Angeles): “Fashion Law” (compressed course)

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts: Fashion Law Survey (last offered in Fall 2012; based on Barbara Kolsun and Guillermo Jimenez’s co-edited Fashion Law book)