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Fashion concerns the body and the mind: through it we experience processes of identification and desire. Inspiring desire.

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Fashion concerns the body and the mind: through it we experience processes of identification and 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?


Fantasy and desire in fashion lacan suggests the body is the site where erotogeneity is negotiated
Fantasy and desire in fashion might define/affect the wearer – what key words sum might sum up what we experience or feel when we wear them?Lacan suggests the body is the site where erotogeneity is negotiated


Super heels 7inches high and counting
Super heels: 7inches high and counting 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”


High heels as signifiers of wealth and status
High heels as signifiers of wealth and status might define/affect the wearer – what key words sum might sum up what we experience or feel when we wear them?

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


Fetishisation and objectification empowerment and desire or an object of other s gaze
Fetishisation might define/affect the wearer – what key words sum might sum up what we experience or feel when we wear them? and objectification:empowerment and desire or an object of other’s gaze?

If sky-high heels are unwearable why then do we choose to wear them?


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