Masculinity and fashion: An interview with Professor Ulinka Rublack

Ulinka Rublack. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons (

Professor Ulinka Rublack. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons (

I was recently honoured to be interviewed by Professor Ulinka Rublack, Fellow at St John’s College, Cambridge and author of the excellent OUP book ‘Dressing Up: Cultural Identity in Renaissance Europe’.

Ulinka is just preparing a fascinating facsimile of the autobiographical ‘Book of Clothes’ produced by the merchant Matthaus Shwartz in Augsburg during the 1520s. Contemporary artists Maisie Broadhead and Isabella Newell have been commissioned to produce a series of works updating Schwartz’s sartorial reflections to the present and Ulinka asked me to respond to this project and the synergies between masculinity and fashion in the Renaissance and now.

Read the full interview on The First Book of Fashion >

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