• April 24 at 7:00 pm
  • Alliance française Toronto - Galerie Pierre Léon
Lecture - Conférence

By Alison Matthews David

Associate Professor, School of Fashion, Ryerson University

This talk puts the topic of clothing and its relationship with crime under the microscope. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, criminologists preferred to establish the identities of their suspects by permanent marks, such as tattoos, scars or, later, fingerprints. Since garments could be put on or removed at will, clothes were more complex: sometimes they led directly to the suspect; sometimes they provided false clues. This talk will attempt to reveal the ways in which criminals and plainclothes policemen disguised themselves in an effort to conceal their identities.

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Alliance française Toronto - Galerie Pierre Léon
24 Spadina road
M5R 2S7 Toronto, ON


  • culturel@alliance-francaise.ca
  • 416-922-2014 x37


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