Happy New Year! With the onset of 2021 the Zay Initiative will continue to sustain the legacy of Arab dress and dispel misconceptions. We are delighted to announce our inaugural webinar in our 4th webinar series is on 19th January 2021, the host roles will be reversed and our Founder, Dr Reem El Mutwalli will be interviewed by our guest speaker (based in New Mexico), Cassidy Zachary, Fashion Historian, to discuss the founding of the Zay Initiative – its digital archive and Collection of historic Arab dress, the art of Arab dress and how “fashion” is perceived today.
OUR GUEST: CASSIDY ZACHARY
Cassidy is a fashion historian who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she has also worked as a costumer and costume designer in film and television for twelve plus years. Cassidy is the co-author of Fashion and the Art of Pochoir (Thames & Hudson, 2015) and a contributing author to numerous publications including the recent The Showgirl Costume (McFarland 2019). She is the co-host and creator of the weekly iHeartRadio podcast Dressed: The History of Fashion and the founder of the popular fashion history blog and Instagram, The Art of Dress.