“SHE HAS A BRAIN” says Versace

According to Versace, women no longer have a role in the world of fantasy but are about the real world. Women have an obligation to show their strength, diverse beauty, and intelligence. Does fashion represent the woman differently today than it did ten years ago? In my opinion, back then, fashion was caught up with revealing our sexuality, and sensuality self-consciously.  I think now, the crux is what we do with our empowered selves because sharing that power is what will make a difference. The alchemy between inhabiting clothing and audience will persuade new justices, new identities and therefore new tolerance and new inclusive liberation. Maybe this is what equality means.

Sounds like we better show ‘m how it’s done, be the present, and strut the future with our own voices.

I can do that and so can you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


CHANTILLY LACE

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(White lace underwear for men by Versace 2013)

 “Chantilly Lace”

Hello baby yeah this is the Big Bopper speaking ha ha you sweet thing

Do I what? will I what? oh baby you know what I like
Chaintily lace and a pretty face and a pony tail hangin’ down
A wiggle and a walk and a giggle and a talk made the world go round
There ain’t nothing in the world
Like a big eyed girl to make me act so funny make me spend my money
Make me fool real loose like a long necked goose
Like a girl oh baby that’s what I like
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(Ulyana Sergeenko f/w 2013)
The intricacies of crafting with lace imagery and other fragile floral references is celebrated here through various mediums such as paper
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(Rogan Brown paper art- organic forms)

in porcelain

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(Skull porcelin sculpture)

 in men’s lace underwear from Versace’s winter/fall collection of 2013

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(Black lace underwear for men by Versace winter/fall collection 2013)

 in blouses that could come from translucent sea life

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(Cream lace from translucent sea- Balanciaga 2006)

 Under black taffeta blazers with knee high black combat boots

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(Men’s Black lace under couture, Versace winter/fall 2013)

in the draping marker line of every moment

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(Each Line One Breath- John Franzen drawing)

 in circling and joining up with the most fragile black finery

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(Emanuel Ungaro)

in strong tribal gladiator underarmor

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(Winter/fall brunettes in Versace lace, 2013)

and in the complexities of 3-Dimensional sculpture

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(Chihyun Shin’s sculpture)

 so…..

What’s that honey?
Pick you up at 8 and don’t be late
But baby I ain’t got no money honey
hahahahaha
Oh alright baby you know what I like!

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(Ladies in black lace gowns- Elie Saab 2012)