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Striptease

Barbara Brownie

Source: Fashion Photography Archive 2015

Article

Striptease is a public performance of the otherwise private act of undressing. It is characterized by its emphasis on clothes, rather than the body beneath. As a demonstration of transformation, striptease highlights the capacity for clothes to conceal and reveal what lies beneath, be it a naked body or another layer of cloth. Catwalk shows make regular use of elements of striptease, layering garments so that ensembles can be revealed piece by piece. More overt references to erotic striptease are

Versace, Fall/Winter 1997 Couture

Tessa Maffucci

Source: Fashion Photography Archive 2015

Article

In July 1997, Gianni Versace presented his final couture collection at the Ritz Hotel in Paris just days before he was murdered. The theme of his final show seemed eerily prescient. Many of the models were dressed in black and several of the pieces were adorned with the motif of a Byzantine cross. Even a wedding look, worn by Naomi Campbell, hinted at feelings of the occult. Yet this final haute couture collection was a continuation of the subjects and details he had explored throughout his entir

Complice

Emily M. Orr

Source: Fashion Photography Archive 2015

Designer Biography

Versace Couture, Fall/Winter 1990: “Marilyn” Sequined Trousers

Rebecca Straub

Source: Fashion Photography Archive 2015

Article

In the early 1990s, as fashion moved into the realm of popular entertainment, stars plucked from the world of pop, supermodels, and British royalty all wore Versace. Their visibility gave image to the luxe lifestyle the brand came to connote. The man at the helm of this fashion juggernaut, Gianni Versace, with his enviable lifestyle and celebrity clientele, came to embody the ideals of the house he worked hard to open in 1978.In examining a look from Versace Couture of fall/winter 1990—a pair of

Versace, Gianni and Donatella*

Gillion Carrara

Source: The Berg Companion to Fashion 2010

Encyclopedia entry

Donatella’s larger-than-life approach to creating fashion mirrored her brother’s maxim that fashion must fuse with the media, the performing arts, celebrity, vitality, and sexuality. Donatella staged the audacious, high-powered Versace runway shows after Gianni’s death, enlisting the friendship and devotion of many of the supermodels. Her brother had initiated successful advertising campaigns with photographers and artists beginning in the late 1970s: Richard Avedon and Andy Warhol, among others,

Diana, Princess of Wales

Catherine McDermott

Source: The Berg Companion to Fashion 2010

Encyclopedia entry

Milan as a Fashion City

Simona Segre Reinach

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. West Europe 2010

Encyclopedia entry

The importance of the city of Milan in the history of modern fashion is linked to the success of a particular model of production and consumption: fashion designers’ prêt à porter. Milanese prêt-à-porter, appearing in the 1970s and peaking in the following decade, expressed the ability to produce in industrial quantities a fashion created in close collaboration with a fashion designer. A key figure in the Milanese system is the entrepreneur-designer, a novelty in the history of fashion. Due to th

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