The erasure of queerness from history has resulted in the ‘queer aesthetic’ being firmly associated with mid to late 20th and early 21st century trends (think brightly coloured hair and the recent surge in gender-neutral fashion
from high street shops). However, a wave of sapphic period dramas like The World to Come
and Portrait of a Lady on Fire
alongside visibly queer social media personalities has broadened the scope of what queer fashion means for women, though primarily from a white, femme perspective. As fashion writer Rosalind Jana
points out, Virginia Woolf has recently undergone a historical transformation by way of a renewed emphasis on her own queer identity and relationships. Ahead of its May reopening, Charleston House
, a house, garden, studio and art gallery in Sussex which Woolf frequented with other members of the Bloomsbury group, is hosting events and exhibitions which document and embrace its rich queer history.