Congratulations to CDH members Professor Lou Taylor and Dr Marie McLoughlin on winning 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) selected seven books for the shortlist for the 2021 ADH Book of the Year. 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. Lou and Marie’s book was unanimously voted as the 2021 winner by all seven members of the award committee.

The non-monetary award celebrates a dress history book that published between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020, 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.

Lou and Marie were formally announced as the winners of the 2021 ADH Book of the Year at the ADH Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 6 December 2021. Congratulations!