Monday, November 17, 2008

le merveilleux



Art historian Hal Foster argues that the marvellous – ‘a state at once otherworldly, secular, and psychic’ – can also be understood as the phenomenon Freud termed ‘the uncanny’, which Foster regards, from the perspective of Surrealism, as the ‘return of the repressed for disruptive purposes’. By this means, these psychic explorers sought to achieve what Foster calls ‘the re-enchantment of a disenchanted world, of a capitalist society made ruthlessly rational’.

5 comments:

A.Diamantis said...

Her hat reminds me of those gossamer cocoons you see in many tree branches during summer that are bursting full of of caterpillars.

Suzanne said...

Ooooh! Any idea who designed this dress? It's stunning!

mademoiselleb said...

Hey where is this pic from please ? :)

LADY LAVONA said...

Isn't it amazing!?!? I don't know who the designer is... I found it while doing a google search for an Exhibition at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology called: Gothic: Dark Glamour. I don't know if the dress is featured in the exhibition though...I'll have to do some investigating!

There is a book that has all the photos from the exhibit...a must have!!! The exhibit explores gothic fashion throughout history!

Check out this link:
http://www3.fitnyc.edu/museum/gothic/

LADY LAVONA said...

Alaxander McQueen...of course!