Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Politics of Fashion // Fashion of Politics

Hope your week is going well. Yesterday I went to the exhibit "Politics of Fashion | Fashion of Politics" on now at the Design Exchange in Toronto. The exhibit is curated by a true Canadian icon, Jeanne Beker. It showcases the impact politics have made on the fashion industry and also how fashion has been used to make political and social statements. Some great designers are included such as Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Jean Paul Gaultier and Hussein Chalayan. 

I really liked the presentation and flow of the exhibit. The show touches on gender issues, sexuality, activism and ethics and political campaigns. The show reminded me of an essay I wrote for school about the construction of identities in fashion. It was interesting to look at a visual representation of how fashion is used in creating socio-cultural perspectives. 
I highly recommend the show if you get a chance to see it. 
Paper dress from the '60s. Guess the Canadian icon.
Why Not indeed!
RuPaul's outfit for MAC
Gaultier's infamous corset dress from the 1980s. One of my faves from the show.
Hope you use fashion as a way to express your identity!
 Thanks for reading.


  1. wow these are awesome! Have a lot of favorites!

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  2. I definitely want to check this out, it sounds and looks really interesting!

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  3. I like their collections. They had a brilliant idea!

    Have a great day, Sarah!


  4. great photos..


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