Dressing Dykes

Lesbian Fashion History


Dressing Dykes exists as a space for lesbian fashion histories, whether in the past, present or future.

My name is Eleanor Medhurst and I’m a dress historian and a dyke. I’m from Brighton (UK), currently living in Birmingham with my wife. I began Dressing Dykes after finishing my MA in History of Design and Material Culture at the University of Brighton. My studies, both at undergrad and postgraduate level, revolved around uncovering and analysing lesbian history through the lens of clothing. In the fields of queer history and fashion history I believe that lesbian fashion is either sidelined or completely invisible – Dressing Dykes is a space where it is prioritised.

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