Wednesday, December 29, 2010
The Fascist weave of Men's and Women's 1940's fashion.
The pared tencil coutoure of a man's suit for example.
The Pin stripe can be so regarded as a martiallised jail bar, the pegs pleats, razor cut as a Sabre or a rifle fusillade, all promoting a discipline of thought, productivity and process.
Women's attire also bespoke of the same rigidity.
The lingerie particularly.
In fact acting as weapons of mass sexual destruction.
The Girdle, a Maginot line of negotiation,
The brassiere as an warhead
Hosiery, adorning the gam too as a missile.
Its' top circle halo can be so viewed as a ring explosion of that of an atom bomb.
Hosiery itself a sensual invidious totem, a passageway of death, as a man is lured along its highway, to be eventually succumbed into the billow clouds of a woman's 'underneath'.
(C) JIMMY VARGAS...2010
Photo by Robert Taylor / Jimmy Vargas, from his 'Torchin at Tallulahs' multi media dvd.
Out now on Research Publications.