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A “Patriotic” Burglary of Mona Lisa

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In 1911 the masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci Mona Lisa, which once, soon after the French Revolution, hanged in Napoleon’s bedroom, was stolen from the Louvre: the enigmatic and slightly arrogant smile disappeared. The burglary caused a colossal stir and ample dismay. The French newspaper Le Matin offered “a reward of 5, 000 francs to any…

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Fashionable Fashion

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When has fashion become fashion in the exhibiting world, conveying a message of creativity, sustainability or consumerism? There are many different spheres which can be accentuated and illustrated by means of fashion. There were quite a few international exhibitions staged from the middle of the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth, where fashion…

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WHAT IS A TREND?

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Day in and day out we are talking and reading about trends. In the 80’s and 90’s we connected those to statistics and economics but today we first of all associate the word trend with fashion. The word as such comes from Middle English and Old German, where it meant “to spin”, “to turn” or…

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Lips We Might Never Forget

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The lips – labia oris (Lat.) – is the most visible part of our face and body. Lips are also considered to be the sexiest part of the body, as they are often interpreted as a symbol for the vulva, a woman’s secondary sexual organ. First breath, first word and first kiss are coming out…

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English Father of French Fashion

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The fashion system in its classical appearance with the designer at the forefront, as it still exists now, started from an Englishman by the name Charles Frederick Worth. He made his name and his fortune in the 1850s at the court of Napoleon III of France by designing the gowns for Princess Pauline Mettrnich and…

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Fashion Crisis In Politics or Political Crisis in Fashion?

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Politics is a matter exercised on a wide range of social levels, so is fashion, which constitutes a part of and reflects each country’s political atmosphere. What is going on in the USA today is a clear proof of it. The open letter of Sophie Theallet has suddenly created an inconvenient situation, which makes many…

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Man’s place in God’s universe

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The hypothesis that the origin of clothing lies in adornment derives from the ideas of Enlightenment and evolutionary theory of change. The intellectual revolution that took place in the eighteenth century was called the Enlightenment, or Age of Reason, because it rejected religion as the theoretical framework for explaining social and natural phenomena. Enlightenment scholars invoked…

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Luxurious Sustainability

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These days, when fast fashion has become speed-blinded in its endless attempts to meet our desires and exceed the selling numbers of the previous quarter, we finally raise the issue of sustainability. Thus we start realising how much we need to understand about our consumption and learn about all its effects on our planet. What…

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Anarchy or Democracy?

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In February 2017 Dior’s revolutionary ”New Look” turns seventy. A lot has changed since then, starting from the structure of fashion system and ending by the fundamental values of sustainability. Haute couture has left its luxury throne and moved over to the art section. Anti-fashion has become a new fashion direction, where both genders, all…

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