This essay will attempt to examine fashion designer Vivienne Westwood’s intriguing fusion of 19th Century crinoline with the 1960’s mini in her S/S 1985 ‘Mini-Crini’ (fig.1), and the sexual connotations that arise from the conjunction of these two extreme fashions in relation to the female form. Admitting in an interview conducted by i-D magazine in 1987 the to having had the idea years prior while in the midst of designing the Seditionaries collection of the late 70’s, Westwood decided to keep the ‘Crini’ under her belt deciding her much famed punk collection endorsed by the Sex Pistols was “strong enough without it.” “Working in Italy from 1984 to 1986 she developed the crinoline as the ‘Mini Crini’,
After fleeing France following the revolution of 1789, she went to Italy and finally to St. Petersburg, Russia, and in 1799 Elisabeth Vigée-Le Brun painted one of many portraits of her daughter Julie in, Julie as Flora, Goddess of Flowers. Viewed in the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida this 129.5 × 97.8 cm oil on canvas painting illustrates Vigée-Le Brun’s inspiration by Greco-Roman attire when she lived for a time in Naples, near the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. The background is reminiscent of the lush, mountainous landscape of southern Italy that she would have seen years earlier. Since she was the court painter of Marie Antoinette (Queen of France), she became one of France’s most highly regarded portraitist. She was adept at creating brightly colored, naturalistic compositions even though often she portrayed sitters in relaxed poses.
Wanting to be viewed as “...warm, caring, [and] compassionate...” Diana started participating in many social causes, compared to Prince Charles, “..whom she thought cold, [and] distant…” only participating in “...scholarly and spiritual subjects…” along with “...horses and polo…” (Mattern 64). After she lost her royal title Diana did everything in her power to civilly gain her rightful place in public. She went out of her way to do what others didn’t have the courage to do, she shook hands with AIDS patients, changing “public perception on this dreaded disease” (Mattern 59). “She went to New York as part of her first solo tour abroad” (Mattern 60). While there Diana visited Henry Street Shelter on the lower east side of New York.
The pictures are taken from: http://the-rosenrot.com/2015/01/gender-ambiguity-on-the-runway.html “Rick Owens showcased the same gown made for men and women. He first introduced this dress on his Spring/Summer 2012 show, before releasing the same dress for women in 2014, thereby reversing the flow in which fashion innovation usually occur.” The persistent trend of blurring and erasing gender boundaries represents a dream for utopia, in which people of all gender spectrums, social and cultural backgrounds are recognized for their differences but not treated differently. For deeper understanding of the input of modern fashion, we most likely need to go into some more examples. And now I would like to introduce you to some approaches of famous
Many of the adventures told in the Lois Lane series focus on the theme of physical transformation. Those stories feature Lois slipping on different roles in regards to physical appearance and femininity, something that can be considered appealing to the series’ intended readership (Williams 49). The first story in the very first issue of Superman’s Girl Friend, which was published in 1958, called “The Bombshell of the Boulevards” has Lois don a wig and take on the role of a French movie star, in order to get an exclusive interview with a foreign ambassador. In another story published in the first issue of the series Lois is turned into an old, and therefore no longer attractive, witch during the night, while remaining her young, beautiful self
Summary of the Opening Scene A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams is in New Orleans just after the second world war and focuses on three central characters: Blanche Dubois, her sister Stella & Stanley Kowalski. These three characters are very different. Stella is Blanche’s sister & Stanley’s wife & so she serves to link them. TW creates a very distinctive setting for the play in the opening scene. He is mainly focused in the relationship between Stellas sister, Blanche and the environment of the raffish charm city, New Orleans.
As Chanel once said, “luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.” (Biography.com Editors, 2017, para. 5). Consecutively, she introduced the legendary Chanel suit with collarless jacket and well-fitted skirt by borrowing elements of men’s wear and emphasizing comfort over the constraints of fashion, which changed women’s clothing revolution (Biography.com Editors, 2017, para. 9). She became prominent during the First World War when men soldiers were occupied during war times while woman took action and initiation to work and became more aware with fashion clothing and accessory.
It was the first celebration of the Eucharist, a ritual was performed. The Mona Lisa was likely a portrait of the wife of the Florentine merchant, but people say that the painting may also be Leonardo Da Vinci but, as a female. The Portrait was never delivered to its patron. Leonardo kept it with him when he went to work for the King of France. Many people say that the Mona Lisa had a mysterious smile and has inspired many
Torres 3 Marlon Torres Professor Canton English 103 26 January 2018 Roman Fever The Roman Fever is a short story written by an American author known as Edith Wharton in 1934. The story was first published in the Liberty Magazine and later it was included in the final short-story collection by Wharton known as The World Over. The story focuses on two American women who are in their middle age; Grace Ansley and Alida Slade, who went on a trip to Rome. The story centers on the long-time rivalry between the two women and also how the competition shaped both their lives and even the lives of their daughters. During the trip, there are revelations of the long-held secrets, and they call them to questioning all their beliefs they had that shaped their conflicts and also their lives.
After this came the mods and hippies whom combined them into novel outfits and tuned all of this into “vintage fashion”. This revolution began in 1965. Harriet Love opened a vintage chic, a boutique that sold “antique” garments. “Clever women have discovered that antique clothes have a magnificent cut and hand-done details not often found in clothes these days”. - New York Times In the early '80s Gallo was experimenting with vintage fashion as a proud member of the punk and new wave movement.