Deirdre Clemente In The News

Profile: Deirdre Clemente

May 21, 2019
Professor of Fashion History at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, Deirdre Clemente has studied the growing presence of informal clothing in companies in the United States.
March 28, 2019
How spandex athletic apparel became a staple of the American wardrobe and a lightning rod for debates about policing women’s bodies.
January 29, 2019
In all the hurly-burly of life, it’s easy to lose sight of two things, but there are two life enhancements that can elevate your game.
January 18, 2019
Suzanne Lenglen was about as badass as you could get for a sportswoman in the 1920s. The ‘first diva of tennis’ had a serious temper, she drank from a flask between sets, smoked and had many lovers. She scoffed in the face of customs and traditions, and played to win. And she wanted to look damn good doing it, too.
October 28, 2018
Yoga pants, tennis shoes, and the 100-year history of how sports changed the way Americans dress
September 24, 2018
The president of the French Tennis Federation lambasted Serena Williams’s catsuit last month. It wasn’t the first time an outfit worn by a female athlete generated outrage.
September 8, 2018
On the front lines were female tennis players who refused to adhere to the club dress codes that banned them
September 5, 2018
This is simply the most recent chapter of a centurylong debate over the place of informality and immodesty in our dress: how short can that skirt be? Should the first lady be able to don a tank top? What about wearing sneakers to prom?