- To develop the reflective journal.
- To introduce Paul Poiret and Orientalism.
- To introduce fashion as a cultural experience.
I AM NOT IN TODAY SO YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN. I DO NOT HAVE TIME TO INSERT THE PICTURES. LOOK AT THE QUOTATIONS BELOW TAKEN FROM THIS WEEK'S CLASS READING AND THEN SEE MY PINTEREST BOARD:
QUOTE OF THE WEEK suggests the need for privacy in writing.
REFLECTIVE JOURNALS need to be online but you can always use the privacy settings to make them private.
See also from this week's book:
By this time I had a diary - all the girls at school had them, it was a retro craze: people could hack your computer, but they couldn't hack a paper book. I wrote all of this down in my diary. It was like talking to someone. (Atwood, 2010, p.263).
What does this suggest about the role of diaries and journals?
In its broadest sense, Orientalism is the fanciful depiction and adoption, in the West, of styles from the imagined Near, Middle and Far East. (MacKenzie, 2009, p.70).
the catalyst that transformed this trend into a craze was the 1910 production of 'Scherezade' by Diaghilev's Ballet Russes. The sets and costumes designed by Leon Bakst transformed traditional ballet into a theatrical explosion which utilised dazzling colour within the revolutionary stage sets and extraordinary costumes. ... (Mackenzie, 2009, p.70).
The Parisian couturier Paul Poiret was at the centre of this, ... He designed harem pantaloons; models wore jewel-coloured turbans decorated with exotic plumes and heavy ornamentation; and rich fabrics were imported from the East. Poiret revived the use of luxurious Byzantine textiles and commissioned the Fauvist painter Raoul Dufy to design prints for him. (Mackenzie, 2009, p.71).
fashion became theatre in the auditoriums and theatrettes of major department stores. Often these venues seated between 100 and 1,500 people. This was particularly prevalent in America, where ... couture garments fashioned for the American market were promoted as part of a public cultural experience. (English, 2013, p.23).
We now talk about 'globalism'.
The world is a smaller place.
Plus this week's NEWS STORY OF THE WEEK.
WHAT HAVE I LEARNED?
Pinterest is fantastic. I could have got all the images I needed for Paul Poiret from:
Atwood, M. (2010) The year of the flood. London: Virago.
English, B. (2013) A cultural history of fashion in the 20th and 21st centuries. 2nd edn. London: Bloomsbury.
Mackenzie, M. (2009) …Isms understanding fashion. New York: Universe.