Prior to joining the faculty at St John’s, Emma McClendon worked as a curator at The Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) for nine years and taught in the Fashion Studies programs at Parsons and FIT. Her research focuses on the power dynamics inherent in the international fashion industry with a particular interest in body politics, labor, technology, and standardized sizing. Her recent publications include Power Mode: The Force of Fashion (2019), Denim: Fashion’s Frontier (2016), and Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the 70s (2015). She earned her MA in History of Dress from The Courtauld Institute of Art in London and an MA Hons. in Art History from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She is currently completing her PhD at Bard Graduate Center.