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Justine De Young, PhD

Justine De YoungAssistant Professor

Office Location: Business and Liberal Arts Center, Room B646
Phone: (212) 217-4665
Email:  [email protected]

A member of the History of Art department since 2015, Dr. De Young specializes in the intersection of art and fashion. Her research and writing interests include nineteenth- and twentieth-century art and literature, visual and material culture, modernism and fashion. She is the editor of Fashion in European Art: Dress and Identity, Politics and the Body, 1775-1925 (I.B. Tauris, 2017). Her work has been generously supported by grants and fellowships from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Getty, Kress and Mellon Foundations.

Before coming to FIT, Dr. De Young previously taught art and fashion history at Harvard, Wellesley, Lesley and Northwestern University. She has a strong interest in curatorial work and most recently contributed to the “Impressionism, Fashion & Modernity” exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Musée d’Orsay, and Art Institute of Chicago. She has held fellowships at the Met’s Costume Institute, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and Northwestern’s Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art.

She is currently completing a book on discourses surrounding fashion and feminine types in works exhibited at the Paris Salon (1864-1884).


BA, Williams College
MA and PhD, Northwestern University

Dr. De Young’s CV (.pdf)

Selected Publications

The Fashion History Timeline and Rethinking Student Research as Public Scholarship,” Art History Teaching Resources (September 2018).

Editor, Fashion in European Art: Dress and Identity, Politics and the Body, 1775-1925. London: I.B. Tauris, 2017.

“Visual Representations of Fashion and Dress, 1800-1920.” In The Age of Empire, 1800-1920, edited by Denise Baxter. A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion, edited by Susan Vincent, 165-88. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.

“Fashioning the (Masculine) Interior: Tissot, Portraiture, Photography & the Fashion Plate.” In Visualizing the Nineteenth-Century Home: Modern Art and the Decorative Impulse, edited by Anca I. Lasc, 104-121. New York: Routledge, 2016.

“Not Just a Pretty Picture: Fashion as News.” In Getting the Picture: The Visual Culture of the News, edited by Jason E. Hill and Vanessa R. Schwartz, 109-115. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.

“Representing the Modern Woman: The Fashion Plate Reconsidered (1865-1875).” In Women, Femininity, and Public Space in European Visual Culture, 1789-1914, edited by Temma Balducci and Heather Belnap Jensen, 97-114. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014.

“Fashion and Intimate Portraits” and “Fashion and the Press.” In Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity, edited by Gloria Groom, exh. cat.[ Art Institute of Chicago (June 26-September 22, 2013), the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (February 26-May 27, 2013), and the Musée d'Orsay, Paris (September 25, 2012-January 20, 2013)], 106-123, 232-243. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012.

“La mode en portraits intimes” and “La mode des impressionnistes face à la presse.” In L’Impressionnisme et la Mode, edited by Gloria Groom, exh. cat., 145-151, 257-263. Paris: Skira Flammarion for Musée d’Orsay, 2012.

“‘Housewife or Harlot’: Art, Fashion & Morality in the Paris Salon of 1868.” In Cultures of Femininity in Modern Fashion, edited by Ilya Parkins and Elizabeth M. Sheehan, 124-47. Becoming Modern: New Nineteenth-Century Studies. Hanover: University of New Hampshire Press, 2011.


  • HA 214 – Art in New York
  • HA 215 – History of Menswear
  • HA 231 – Modern Art
  • HA 301 – Fashion & Impressionism (Honors)
  • HA 330 – Approaches to Fashion Theory (cross-listed as PL 330)
  • HA 344 – History of Western Costume
  • HA 346 – Twentieth-Century Fashion & Art