Congratulations to CDH members Lou Taylor and Marie McLoughlin on being shortlisted for the   2021 Association of Dress Historians Book of the Year for their edited collection, Paris Fashion and World War Two: Global Diffusion and Nazi Control (Bloomsbury, 2020).


The Association of Dress Historians (ADH) have announced that the following seven books have been shortlisted for the 2021 ADH Book of the Year:

The Adorned Body: Mapping Ancient Maya Dress, Nicholas Carter, Stephen D. Houston, and Franco D. Rossi, University of Texas Press, Austin, Texas, United States, 2020.

Libertine Fashion: Sexual Freedom, Rebellion, and Style, Adam Geczy and Vicki Karaminas, Bloomsbury, London, England, 2020.

Stuart Style: Monarchy, Dress and the Scottish Male Elite, Maria Hayward, Yale University Press, London, England, 2020.

Japanese Dress in Detail, Josephine Rout with Anna Jackson, Thames and Hudson, in Association with The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England, 2020.

Worn: Footwear, Attachment and the Affects of Wear, Ellen Sampson, Bloomsbury, London, England, 2020.

Paris Fashion and World War Two: Global Diffusion and Nazi Control, Lou Taylor and Marie McLoughlin, Bloomsbury, London, England, 2020.

Carnival to Catwalk: Global Reflections on Fancy Dress Costume, Benjamin Linley Wild, Bloomsbury, London, England, 2020.

Each member of The Association of Dress Historians was invited to nominate a book for this award. From the longlist, the seven members of the ADH Awards Sub-Committee curated the shortlist.

This non-monetary award celebrates a dress history book that was published between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020. Any book was eligible that was published in English by either established, independent, or self presses, based anywhere in the world. The book topic must fall within the wide definition of the history of dress, textiles, and accessories of any culture and region of the world, from before classical antiquity to the present day.

The winner of the 2021 ADH Book of the Year will be announced at the ADH Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 6 December 2021.