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Dr. Shaun Cole

Editorial Board Member


Dr. Shaun Cole is Associate Dean Postgraduate Communities at London College of Fashion. He was formerly Head of Contemporary Programmes at the Victoria and Albert Museum, where he curated exhibitions, including “Graphic Responses to AIDS” (1996), “Dressing the Male” (1999), “Black British Style” (2004) and “Volume” (2007). He was consultant on the exhibitions A Queer History of Fashion (FIT, New York) and Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s (V&A, London). He has lectured and published extensively on men's fashion and queer style and his publications include ‘Don We Now Our Gay Apparel’: Gay Men’s Dress in the Twentieth Century (2000), The Story of Men's Underwear (2010) and co-editor of Fashion Media: Past and Present (2013). He is currently researching a new book entitled Gay Men’s Style: Fashion, Dress and Sexuality in the 21st Century for publication in 2019.