Uniform Society

Image description: A sepia image of four nurses playing nurses in a hospital room When interviewing people about ‘fashion identity’ it became apparent that fashion choices are not of equalling concern to all. My pointed questions of whether or not people felt they expressed themselves through their everyday attire took for granted the privileged standpoint […]

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Always smoking

“He strains too hard to convince the world he is hand-and-hand and eye-to-eye with the very young” was New York Times writer Gloria Emerson’s biting critique of Yves Saint Laurent’s “Pop Art” collection of 1966. The pop art Warhol dresses, called “lumpy” at the time, are now fully recognised as an iconic fusion of art […]

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“Each body is ready!”

In many ways the ideal of the bikini body is like the Gold standard of currency. Many people carry an intimation of this value, though it doesn’t look quite the same and society doesn’t deem it to be the same standard as the reserves. Whilst the idea of a stock of females with the perfect […]

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