Fashion concerns the body and the mind: through it we experience processes of identification and desire. Inspiring desire.
Fetish has been used as a term to address the erotic relationship between individuals and items of clothing. Most closely associated with constructs of feminine sexuality, but can also be male.
Spend 5 minutes considering how the items/garments below might define/affect the wearer – what key words sum might sum up what we experience or feel when we wear them?
“They kill you’’ Jennifer Lopez says of Louboutin
Shoes “but they are the sexiest shoe ever”
European upper classes started wearing heels in the 1500’s because they made an audible sound: they announced your arrival and proclaimed your status
Chopine Shoes with an ornate design, likely for an upper-class Italian woman
Madame de Pompadour in an ornate gown and her famous heels
If sky-high heels are unwearable why then do we choose to wear them?