Mary Edwards Walker, the only woman awarded the Honors Medal to date, did not pay much attention to gender procedures in her time. During the Civil War, the surgeon and the profound advocate for the rights of women practiced her craft and dress-and-trouser combination known as “Bloomer clothes”. for men only. Walker insisted that there had been some arrests in respect of imitation crime involving a man impersonating, “I don't wear men's clothes. I wear my clothes. ”
Walker is a long way from the first historical figure that would add the same connection to the opposite gender – as shown by Gender Simulation Fashion, a continuous exhibition at the Boston Fine Arts Museum which uses a hundred years of changing the game, the time spent borderline clothing over a rich and rich timeline.
Speaking to him Boston Lexa Krajewski, curator Michelle Finamore, explains that the aim of the show is to explore historically the “gender impact of gender and gender boundaries” and how these precedents relate to contemporary discussion of gender expression.
More than 60 designer ensembles, as well as photos, pictures, posters, music albums and runway footage, adorn thematic rooms focused on interference, gender blurring, and transcendence.
The first of the three categories gives an historical overview of cultural moments that challenged traditional routines. The latter examines the increasingly ambiguous nature of men with masculine fashion against feminine, and the latter changes the focus on contemporary designers such as Rei Kawakubo, Alessandro Michele Gucci and Jean Paul Gaultier.
Among the items featured are a tuxedo which was shot by Marlene Dietrich in the 1930 film Morocco (The exhibition of the sex debugger star was also subject to the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery 2017 exhibition), a corset of bikes going to 1895, a Freddie Burretti suit (characteristic of peacock revolution 60s and '70s', tightly fitted fittings featured in bright colors and in wild patterns) David Bowie, a red satin pantsuit with a skirt overlay customized by Christian Siriano for the singer and actress Janelle Monáe.
Images and visual records relating to the costume have a significant range of fashion trends that were equally protective: As VogueLaird Borrelli-Persson, historical figures, including members of the Pachucas, a group of American-American women who are engaged in zoot during the 1940s, looks to manufacturers headlines like Billy Porter, star of the FX series “Add "Oscar attended this year in a combination of tuxedo-member, and Young Thug, a rapper who wore Allesandro Trincone's skirt on cover of his 2016 album mixes." No, My Name is Jeffery.
“This is a history that everyone is aware of and they only thought about a gender perspective,” says Finamore in an interview with Vogue.
Who Gender Simulation Fashion it aims to balance mainstream history, aimed at designers with figures with little knowledge of boundaries, gaps in the timeline remain.
In the case, Trebay Guy asks for The New York Times, heels and velvet of Prince, Andre 3000 platinum wigs and pink pink costumes or Gladys Bentley, the top white hat and white tails?
However, Tracee M. Herbaugh, the Associated Press, demonstrates that this is the first such large scale exhibition to be hosted in a large museum itself and significant. As Finamore tells the AP, “The lines are becoming obscure,” leaving the door open to historians in the future to raise the volume and build on the binary fashion story, past and present. present.
Bending Gender Fashion is featured at Boston Fine Arts Museum through August 25th.
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