Elastic Youth: Interpreting the Scrunchie
Keywords: David Riley, DIS scrunchie lecture, Elastic Youth: Interpreting the Scrunchie, New Museum lecture, Scrunchie Lecture
A DIS-commissioned lecture by David Riley
In “Interpreting the Scrunchie,” the first in a series of lectures organized by DIS, David Riley offers an in-depth analysis of the controversial hair accessory. Drawing on patent documents, fashion, and pop culture, he traces its history from mass marketed phenomenon to object of derision among the fashion elite.