The Authors Guild Foundation’s Speaking Volumes series features authors and thought leaders in conversation, addressing the most important topics of our time.

For the first Speaking Volumes event of 2021, we hosted an intimate conversation with Richard Thompson Ford, author of Dress Codes and Rights Gone Wrong, and Vanessa Friedman, Chief Fashion Editor of the New York Times, as they discussed the social perceptions and norms behind dress codes and their relation to the law and racial equity.