All tagged Self-Fashioning
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.
The Fashion Institute of Technology (Thursday, October 20, 2016)
Since the European Middle Ages, religious dress and ornamentation have gone hand-in-hand with the lush fabrics and craftsmanship now associated with haute couture.
Whether the paper doll is a girl or boy, celebrity or historical figure, these “stylish” pieces are advertisements for the latest fashion trends. Beyond play, they are objects that have taught children, throughout time, how to dress for life.
While she alludes to common archetypes of femininity in her photographs, the photographs of the Countess are more than just a submission to pre-scripted definitions of womanhood.
Unpacking how masculinity is embodied in images from HIV prevention material targeting a gay male audience, this essay explores how, through their streaming and modulation with the viewer’s body, such images become affective, thereby potentially informing our ideas of and identifications with the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
This essay looks at advertisements that appeared in three turn-of-the-century fashion magazines — exploring how the fashion industry in some ways participated in the perpetuation of normative gender roles, but in others created a more subversive counter-narrative.