Mel's presentation 2 10-11

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Mel's presentation 2 10-11

  1. 1. Melissa Slaven-Warren Creator of Meliciously Yours www.melicioustees.com 910-520-2917 melissa@melicioustees.com http://www.facebook.com/meliciously.yours.tees @melicioustees Gender, Art, and Fashion Weaving historic femininity from art and literature with messages of modern day feminism into fashion
  2. 2. • Create a place of peace within the home • Have children and tend to the household • No legal rights, no claim to property • Denied the privilege of a formal education • Must be pure, sexually passive, disinterested • Should “be seen and not heard” 1/31/2012 2 Gender Roles in Polite Victorian Society
  3. 3. 1/31/2012 3 Gender Roles in Polite Victorian Society • Manners and etiquette • Femininity • Compassion • Sisterhood
  4. 4. 1/31/2012 4 Art and Literature • A Questioning of sexual and social identity • Pictorial art and literature reflected this cultural process. • For the first time, women were major writers and painters, like the Bronte sisters and Mary Cassatt.
  5. 5. 1/31/2012 5 Art and Literature • The influences behind my designs are a culmination of the gender roles, the art, literature, and the sisterhood… fueled by a single event…
  6. 6. 1/31/2012 6 Bird Cages as Symbolism
  7. 7. 1/31/2012 7 Women as Sexual Beings
  8. 8. 1/31/2012 8 Beauty Vs. Brains
  9. 9. 1/31/2012 9 Conclusion “One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.” - Oscar Wilde

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