This floaty frock boasted a large image of the designer's grandfather, Dr. Freud, on its front.
I am, however, currently intrigued by two dresses that call upon the latent Lacanian scholar in me, dresses that appear to represent perspectives on female sexuality by depicting portals at each garment's midsection.
For his spring 2009 collection, Christopher Kane printed enormous heads of gorillas, baboons, and apes on tops and dresses, each with a wide open mouth.
Notice the placement of the gorilla's mouth
Is the gaping mouth on these dresses suggestive of a Freudian abyss, a void?
If so, there is a cheerier prospect for spring 2011, via the designer Mary Katrantzou.
Katrantzou's portals are well-appointed rooms (wombs?) with a good view.
in Vogue's Index, January 2011
worn with a cozy
Her images come from photographs by Guy Bourdin and Helmut Newton, photographers who knew a thing or two about picturing female sexuality themselves.
Which portal do you prefer, gentle readers? Kane's black hole? Or Katrantzou's "dress-ing room"?