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My first book project (in development), "Staging Queer Feelings: Affect and Sexuality in Fashion Print Cultures (1980-2010)" tracks the emergence and circulation of queer aesthetics in "alternative" style magazines from the 1980s until the present. Based on extensive archival research into the independent fashion press as well as on interviews with editors and publishers, the book demonstrates how historical developments in LGBTQ activism and politics have been reflected in fashion writing and photography. I look, for instance, at how the energetic, maximalist imagery of the 1980s, epitomized by the "Buffalo" styling in The Face, signified a compensatory response to the anxiety about the AIDS epidemic and its media representation; how the "trashy realist" photo stories encountered in Dutch in the 1990s attuned its viewers to moods of resistance against the neoliberal turn taken by queer politics and championed by the official gay media; and how, at the apex of gay and lesbian assimilation into the mainstream in the 2000s, the flamboyant writing of Fantastic Man reveals the editors' queer agenda while its countercultural force is obfuscated in order to appeal to a mass audience. In demonstrating that printed fashion magazines are under-explored sites where queer social issues are transfigured and counterpublics are shaped, "Staging Queer Feelings" unsettles dominant—heterosexual, upper and middle-class—fashion histories.