Victoria Pass received her PhD in Visual and Cultural studies from the University of Rochester in May 2011. Her dissertation is titled, "Strange Glamour: Fashion and Surrealism in the Years Between the Wars." She received her BA in Art History from Boston University and an MA in Art History from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her article "Schiaparelli's Dark Circus" will appear in 2013 in the journal Fashion, Style & Popular Culture. Her essays on Sex and the City have been included in September 11 in Popular Culture: A Guide. She is currently working on a project on African influences in modern fashion.