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Featured publications by Laura Beltran-Rubio, related to her research for Empire of Fashion.

Related Publications


Beltran-Rubio, Laura. "Portraits and Performance: Dress and the Culture of Appearances in the Eighteenth-Century Viceroyalty of the New Granada." (submitted)

Conference Papers and Invited Talks


"Power Dressing in Colonial Quito: Deconstructing Women's Costume in Vicente Albán's Series of 1783." Will be presented at the Costume Society of America National Symposium, Seattle, WA, 15-20 April 2019.


“Fashioning the ‘Criollo’: Dress and the Creation of a Latin American Identity in the Eighteenth Century.” Presented at A Taste for the Exotic: Cross-Cultural Influences in Early Modern Dress and Textiles, Dressing The Early Modern Network Conference, Riggisberg, Switzerland, 27 and 28 September 2018.

“La actuación del retrato: el vestido y la cultura de apariencias en Hispanoamérica, siglo XVIII” (Portraits and Performance: Dress and Appearances in Eighteenth-Century Hispanic America). Invited Lecture at the Colonial Museum, Bogota, Colombia, 6 June 2018.

“Portraits and Performance: Dress and the Culture of Appearances in Eighteenth-Century Spanish America.” New Research in Dress History Conference, Association of Dress Historians, London, UK 13 and 14 April 2018.