I thought this collection could be useful just for enhancing my aim of showing the irony of objectifying women through the use of evocative style. Versace aimed to show all curves of the body through this collection, focusing on the beauty of women. The clothing provides a fetishes dream of leather, plastic and tassels – what else could a man dream of on a body? But whats unique about this, is the woman to seems to act proud of.
Following on from my initial starting of Lil Kim’s research, Ive come across photographer, David Lachapelle, who i know to be most famous for his images of iconic women throughout recent centuries. Little did i realise before, that Lil Kim was a major influential model for his photography and he helped to concentrate viewers on the rise of feminism through her pictures. I loved his colour palette and how he light-heartedly plays with the theme of feminism/sexism through this. He makes the issues in which women from this industry face, such as body / clothing problems, seem sophisticated and high-end – instead of the stereotypical evolvement. Im definitely going to try and achieve his style in my work so i can relate the hiphop industry between the two.
Starting with my own depiction on youth and the culture it holds within each revolution, it has lead me to realise how many problems we face. Feminism, sexism and homophobia are major issues thats all generations of youth face, particularly in the 90s, and what better case to highlight for my work, than this hip hop music and the trends involved within it. Feminism and sexism are really effective topics and iconic cases within the industry, focusing on the term since the last 80s, the hip hop sectors have been accused of objectifying women and promoting abuse against their stereotype of the ‘Bitch’. But, even within these movements of the 21st century and the acceptance of many social groups, the industry hasn’t followed. Ive learnt that hip hop is entirely male orientated and females are exploited because of their clothing and confidence. I want to show the irony of these stereotypes for women in my finals, with the use of styling and playing on the theme of identity/hidden identity.