Fashion is a powerful medium that permits the display of narrative by both its producers and consumers, and can be used to study our society, reading the past and present to try to imagine the future. But is there a difference between men and women in the use of fashion to communicate thoughts and express ideas?
Love fashion, but confused about where to study, to learn about, critique, and engage with it? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Jaclyn Marcus profiles the MA Fashion program at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario.
The overlooking of Carter’s contributions to the industry, alongside the cultural impact of the work she’s done over the span of three decades is a prime example of how the Academy has been reluctant to examine or acknowledge black art.
I took my glasses off. I wouldn’t be needing them. I picked up the white cane and practiced tracing shoulder-width arcs on the ground in front of me. For a moment, I was still sighted. Then, gripping the cane in my right hand and the smooth metal railing in my left, I walked along a corridor and entered the darkness.
The fashion world has often embraced Edith “Little Edie” Bouvier Beale as an icon of quirky, eccentric style. When Grey Gardens was first released, however, it left an overwhelmingly negative impression on many reviewers, who believed that the film took advantage of its vulnerable female subjects.