Monday, October 19, 2009
I took some photos from the book Extreme Beauty, The Body Transformed a month ago. I'm studying fine art embroidery this fall. My assignment is to look at clothing and consider gender issues. The above is a design by Alexander McQueen. A month ago I thought I was interested in how women's clothing through the centuries and across continents restricted movement. Now, after three weeks in the real world of maternity and family my interests have become more personal. I'm interested in what happens to young women when they begin their families. I'm interested in the unwritten expectations our society has for older women.