“Iran’s Compulsory Hijab. From politics and religious authority to fashion shows”
Faegheh Shirazi, University of Texas at Austin
Monday, October 16, 2017
206 Ingraham Hall
In this presentation, I will be looking into the recent history of the hijab in Iran: (1) the hijab and women’s emancipation in Reza Khan’s era of kashf e hejab (compulsory unveiling); (2) the Islamic Revolution and its effect on compulsory hijab; (3) Iranian religious fatwas (decrees) and the hijab; (4) the Islamic Republic and its effort to control hijab fashion designs and fashion shows; and (5) street hijab fashion, underground fashion shows, and the thriving online fashion markets.