Book Talk: The Power of Style with Christian Allaire
- April 30, 2021
- 12:30 PM EDT - 1:00 PM EDT
- Online via Zoom
- Laura Greflund, Alumni Relations Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ryerson University Alumni Relations
Join us on April 30 for a book talk with Christian Allaire, Fashion and Style Writer at Vogue, Author of The Power of Style, and Ryerson alumnus (Journalism ’14). Christian will discuss his upcoming book, The Power of Style, external link, opens in new window — a book that explores how fashion and beauty are being used to reclaim cultures.
As a fashion-obsessed Ojibwe teen, Christian Allaire rarely saw anyone that looked like him in the magazines or movies he sought out for inspiration. Now the Fashion and Style Writer for Vogue, he is working to change that — because clothes are never just clothes. Men’s heels are a statement of pride in the face of LGTBQ+ discrimination, while ribbon shirts honor Indigenous ancestors and keep culture alive. Allaire takes the reader through boldly designed chapters to discuss additional topics like cosplay, make up, hijabs, and hair, probing the connections between fashion and history, culture, politics, and social justice.
This talk will be moderated by Dr. Ben Barry, opens in new window, Chair, School of Fashion, Associate Professor of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Director, Centre for Fashion & Systemic Change, Ryerson University
Contact for more info
Laura Greflund, Alumni Relations Officer,