Three LCF students have led a photo shoot for the latest instalment of Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty.
A panel of experts chose three MA Photography students to photograph ten women who had never modelled before. The team was not allowed to edit the pictures.
— Ingmar Bergman (via n-xi)
Throughout history there has always been a look to aspire to. A certain hairstyle, a particular heel height, an exact hem length and then a few years later, the next generation or a rebellious group, change it all and make a new look.
The 20th century saw a remarkable array of fashions and trends but women have always been obsessed with body shape too. Women started the century wearing corsets for a waspish waist and finished wearing Spanx. In between they went from willowy silhouettes in the 30s, hourglass curves in the 40s, pointed boobs in the 50s and boyish frames in the 60s.
Women wore every item of clothing available and even invented some new pieces including merges of two garments - snood anyone? In less than 100 years, fashion changed from a world where women wearing shirts and trousers, like men, just wouldn’t be seen, to the 70s and beyond which introduced suits and flat shoes for women as work wear.
Women began dressing like men as they began to draw parallels with them in life. So perhaps through fashion women have battled for equality with men. By changing their look from a super feminine curvy shape to almost camouflaging femininity, do we stand a batter chance of being treated equally?