Trendy - but at what cost?
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What do female faculty get to read in their evaluations?
Female faculty are far more likely to be seen as less smart than their male counterparts in student evaluations. How damaging are such comments?
Evening shoe, beaded silk and leather, Roger Vivier (1907–98) for Christian Dior. 1958-60.
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London
A walk through some of the more extreme examples of historical shoes.
Queen Elizabeth will often wear a scarf with a triangular fold to shield her hair.
The most simple form of adornment – a single piece of cloth – can be a signifier of status and wealth.
Fearne Cotton photographed for a Wonderland-inspired magazine shoot, 2006.
© Ellis Parrinder
Meet four women who have lived, breathed and worked to actually become Alice.
What do you see? A photo illustration of the famous dress.
The debate over the color of "the dress," a social media phenomena, tells us a lot about how internet-wide opinions are formed and manipulated.
Possum skin cloaks are about mapping the individuals who wear them.
William Barak, 1898/ Wikimedia Commons
Australian Aboriginal dress is rarely cited as a key inspiration for contemporary clothes designers. Maybe it's time that changed.
What we choose to wear tells the world a great deal about our perceptions of ourselves.
It's easy to dismiss fashion as trivial but the clothes we wear have stories to tell. Fashion is part of everyday experience and our memories are often stitched into the seams of our favourite dresses.
Mamma mia …
Daniel Dal Zennaro/EPA
If Elton was to take a look through fashion boycotts in the past, he wouldn't find a great track record (not that he seems too set on this one anyway).
Blue steel has never looked so good.
It’s okay, even desirable, to let the fashion "poker face" slip every now and again.
The many colours of the Apple Watch.
Apple's ability to mesh technology with beautiful design will be put to the test in its much anticipated Apple Watch, destined to become the must have high-tech fashion item.
Alexander McQueen, It’s Only a Game, S/S 2005.
In the designer's embrace of this gothic past, he is an artist for our time.
Goody two shoes.
Studies have shown that your shoe choice may say a lot about you. What better time to test this out than fashion week?
Colour tells the story, as well as the script.
BBC/Company Productions Ltd
Costume in the TV adaptation is not only authentic. It also, like the use of dress in contemporary Tudor portraiture, helps tell the story.
Short shorts are big news in men’s fashion – and for that, we can thank the rising profile of gay liberation movements.
Men of all demographics seem to be wearing shorter and shorter hem lines. To what can we attribute this change?
Fashion journalist and don’t like it? Tough.
Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
The line between advertising and editorial may be blurred in newspapers, but it's all but non-existent in consumer magazines.
There’s nothing attractive about a flaccid penis. And the reaction to US designer Rick Owens’s peek-a-boo designs that he sent down the runway in Paris would hardly make you think there was. The media…
Don’t say you weren’t warned!
Extravagant, garish and irredeemably ostentatious Christmas jumpers will shortly be gifted and unwrapped in many households in the UK over the festive season. Already last year’s editions have appeared…
Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
London has just experienced a fashion show quite unlike any other, despite its long history as one of the world’s four fashion capitals. Victoria’s Secret, for those who are unacquainted, is an underwear…
Gaultier’s clothes adopt elements of satire, visual puns and the ridiculous to critique what we wear.
NGV, Brooke Holm
French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier – whose designs are featured at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) until February 2015 – has always had an unsettling relationship with museum fashion exhibitions…