Peer-Reviewed Publications (selected)

Reddy-Best, Kelly L. (in press). ‘I cut it [her hair] real short right after I got the job:’ Queer coding during the interview for LGBTQ+ women. Journal of Fashion, Style and Popular Culture.

Reddy-Best, Kelly L. (in press). LGBTQ women, appearance negotiations, and workplace dress codes. Journal of Homosexuality

Reddy-Best, Kelly L., Kane, Laura, Harmon, Jennifer, & Gagliardi, Nika. (2017). Critical perspectives on fashion textbooks: Intersections of race, gender, and body. International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology, & Education.

Reddy-Best, Kelly L. & Harmon, Jennifer. (2015). Overweight boy's and girl's experiences with and perception of athletic clothing and its relationship to physical activity participation. Fashion and Textiles: International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, 2(23), 1-16.

Reddy-Best, Kelly L. & Pedersen, Elaine, L. (2015). Queer women's experiences purchasing clothing and looking for clothing styles. Clothing & Textile Research Journal. 33(4), 265-279. (Abstract)

Reddy-Best, Kelly L. & Pedersen, Elaine, L. (2014). The relationship of gender expression, sexual identity, distress, appearance, and clothing choices for queer women. International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology, and Education, 8(1), 54-65. (Abstract)

Reddy-Best, Kelly L. & Howell, Alexandra (2014). Negotiations in masculine identities in the Utilikilts brand community. Critical Studies in Men's Fashion, 1 (3), 223-240. (Abstract)

 

 

 

Juried Design Exhibitions

Reddy-Best, Kelly L. (2015). You're too pretty to be gay. Activism on the body through representations and negotiations of queer femme invisibility. Juried fashion design in the International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference design exhibition, Santa Fe, NM. (View here)

Reddy-Best, Kelly L. (2015). The closet. Juried fashion design in the International Fiber Recycling Symposium exhibition, San Francisco, CA. (View here)

Reddy-Best, Kelly L. (2015). A modern interpretation of the sculptress, Madame Grès. Juried fashion design in Costume Society of America National Symposium exhibition, San Antonio, TX. (View here)

Reddy-Best, Kelly L. & Saez, Susan. (2015). Girl scientist superhero. Juried fashion design in the Gender and Fashion University of Minnesota Annual Symposium exhibition, Minneapolis, Minnesota. (View here)

Reddy-Best, Kelly L. (2014). An exploration of craft and racism - hand tie-dyed materials and 3D printed embellishments with inspiration from the inequitable human condition. Juried fashion design in the International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference design exhibition, Charlotte, NC. (View here) (Catalog entry on page 54)

  • Won ITAA Award for Creative and Innovative Interpretation of Inspiration Source(s)

Reddy-Best, Kelly L. (2014). Flower petal blooming. Juried fashion design in the Discarded to Divine St. Vincent DePaul exhibition and auction. DeYoung Museum, San Francisco, CA. (View here)

Reddy-Best, Kelly L. (2013). The emotions of rape. Juried fashion design in the International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference design exhibition, New Orleans, LA. (Abstract) (Catalog entry on page 37). 

Kane, Laura, & Reddy-Best, Kelly L. (2013). Latin butterfly. Juried fashion design in the International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference design exhibition, New Orleans, LA. (Abstract) (Catalog entry on page 103)

 

 

 

Peer-Reviewed Presentations or Poster Sessions (selected)

Reddy-Best, Kelly L. (2017). Miki Vargas: Queer fashion photography and The Handsome Revolution. Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting and National Symposium of the Costume Society of America, May 29-June 4, Portland, ME.

Reddy-Best, Kelly L. (2017). Is this what a lesbian looks like? The representations, shifting sensibilities, and resistance to lesbian styles and imagery. Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting and National Symposium of the Costume Society of America, May 29-June 4, Portland, ME.

  • Nominated for Betty Kirke Excellence in Research Award
  • Top 5% of abstracts nominated for award; 100 submissions

Reddy-Best, Kelly L., & Gagliardi, Nika. (2016). A critical lens on drawing the body: Intersections of gender, race, and size in fashion illustration textbooks. Proceedings of the 72nd International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference, November 8-11, Vancouver, BC.

Reddy-Best, Kelly L. (2016). Exploring social justice issues through design in an apparel design studio course. Proceedings of the 72nd International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference, November 8-11, Vancouver, BC.

Harmon, Jennifer, & Reddy-Best, Kelly L. (2016). Plus is equal?: Analysis of the negative social media commentary of Lane Bryant’s campaign. Proceedings of the 72nd International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference, November 8-11, Vancouver, BC.

Harmon, Jennifer & Reddy-Best, Kelly L. (2016). #PlusIsEqual?: The effectiveness of social marketing in fashion. 2016 Symposium: Fashion and the Body, April 29-30, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Reddy-Best, Kelly L. & Kane, Laura. (2016). A feminist visual content analysis of college-level textile and apparel textbooks 1970-2010: Intersections of gender, race, and size. Proceedings of the 71st International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference, November 9-14, Santa Fe, NM

Reddy-Best, Kelly L. (2015). LGBTQ women, workplace dress codes, and appearance negotiations. Proceedings of the 71st International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference, November 9-14, Santa Fe, NM.

Reddy-Best, Kelly L. (2015). Overweight children’s experiences with and perception of athletic clothing and its relationship to physical activity participation. 2015 Symposium: Fashion and Gender, May 1-2, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Reddy-Best, Kelly L. (2015). The politicization of fashion in virtual queer spaces: A case study of Saint Harridan and Tomboy Tailors. Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting and National Symposium of the Costume Society of America, May 28-30, San Antonio, TX.

Reddy-Best, Kelly L. & Pedersen, Elaine L. (2014). Queer women’s experiences purchasing clothing and looking for clothing style. Proceedings of the 70th International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference, November 12-16, Charlotte, NC.

  • Won Paper of Distinction award in Social/Psychological Track

Reddy-Best, Kelly L. & Pedersen, Elaine L. (2014). Clandestine fashion: Hidden styles and queer identity. 2015 Symposium: Fashion and Communication, May 2-3, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Reddy-Best, Kelly L., & Pedersen, Elaine L. (2013). Fashioning queer bodies: Intersections of dress, identity, and anxiety for queer women. Proceedings of the 69th International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference, October 15-18, New Orleans, LA.

Reddy-Best, Kelly L., & Howell, Alexandra. (2012). Skirting the issue of masculinity? An exploratory study of individuals’ gender identity construction through utilikilt consumption. Proceedings of the 69th International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference, November 14-17, Honolulu, Hawaii. 

 

 

 

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