Haute Couture Feminism


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Can high-end fashion and feminism ever mesh? Cristen and Caroline discuss the ongoing debates about how clothing fits with feminism from Women's Lib to Chanel's (in)famous fall fashion feminist "protest."

Episode Sources:

"Chanel's Feminist Protest Explained" http://www.vogue.co.uk/news/2014/10/16/gigi-hadid-karl-lagerfeld-on-chanel-feminist-protest

"How Feminism Conquered Pop Culture" http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturenews/11310119/feminism-pop-culture-2014.html

"How Feminism Became a Great Way to Sell Stuff" http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/23/feminism-adverts-great-way-sell-stuff

"The 10 Most Feminist Ads of 2014" http://msmagazine.com/blog/2014/12/22/the-10-most-feminist-10-ads-of-2014/

"Toronto Fashion Week: Do Fashion and Feminism Make Strange Bedfellows?" http://www.thestar.com/life/2014/10/18/toronto_fashion_week_do_fashion_and_feminism_make_strange_bedfellows.html

"Robin Givhan: Confronting the Lack of Black Models on the Runway" http://nymag.com/thecut/2013/09/givhan-confronting-the-lack-of-black-models.html

"Feminism is Back in Fashion" http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/aa71a6bc-7de1-11e3-95dd-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3QdWv1QoF

"Why Feminism Is on the March in Fashion" http://www.vogue.com/2095159/feminism-march-fashion-chanel-spring-2015/

"Chanel Staged a Feminist March for Its Spring Show" http://fashionista.com/2014/09/chanel--spring-2015

"Karl Lagerfeld Says Only 'Fat Mummies' Object to Thin Models" http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2009/oct/12/lagerfeld-size-zero-thin-models

"The Perils of Glitzy Celebrity Feminism Having a Moment" http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/10/15/the-perils-of-glitzy-celebrity-feminism-having-a-moment.html

"Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld cheered and jeered for 'feminist' fashion statement" http://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2014/sep/30/chanel-karl-lagerfeld-cheered-jeered-feminist-staement-fashion-catwalk

"Chanel: Co-opting feminism at Paris fashion week" http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/30/chanel-karl-lagerfeld-feminism-paris-fashion-week

"Are fashion and feminism compatible?" http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/04/are-fashion-and-feminism-compatible-lagerfeld-chanel

"If the clothes fit: A feminist takes on fashion" http://msmagazine.com/blog/2012/01/17/if-the-clothes-fit-a-feminist-takes-on-fashion/

"Will fashion ever embrace feminism as more than a trend?" http://flavorwire.com/480492/will-fashion-ever-embrace-feminism-as-more-than-just-a-trend

"Feminism: Trending, but not a trend" http://www.vmagazine.com/site/content/3100/feminism-trending-but-not-a-trend

"Ugly fashion, feminism, & Prada" http://www.refinery29.com/2013/08/52238/miuccia-prada-ugly-fashion

Academic Insights:

"Clothing, Oppression, and Feminist Resistance in 'The Second Sex.'" Emily R. Douglas. 2012. http://www.academia.edu/1802937/Clothing_Oppression_and_Feminist_Resistance_in_The_Second_Sex

"'The Clothes I Wear Help Me to Know My Own Power': The Politics of Gender Presentation in the Era of Women's Liberation." Betty Luther Hillman. Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies. 2013. http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.5250/fronjwomestud.34.2.0155?uid=2&uid=4&sid=21105445680341

"Fresh Lipstick: Redressing Fashion and Feminism." Linda M. Scott. Feb. 16, 2006. http://www.amazon.com/Fresh-Lipstick-Redressing-Fashion-Feminism/dp/140397134X

Topics in this Podcast: fashion, pop culture, history, Beauty, Workplace, feminism