That Was My Veil: Sartorial and Cosmetic Constructions of Resilience in Divorced Women

A research exploration of fashion and resilience by MA Fashion Studies graduate Kim Jenkins

Category Archives: Dresses

Artist Marina Abramović Fashions Resilience: “I wanted to feel female again”

I recently watched artist Marina Abramović’s documentary, “The Artist is Present” (2012) on HBO, and while watching this spectacular film on her body of work, I was surprised with a … Continue reading

July 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

In the news: Vera Wang’s Black Bridal Collection

“That Was My Veil” indeed. I’m sharing a news post from the summer that featured Vera Wang’s presentation of an all-black bridal collection for Fall 2012 following the dissolution of … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

That’s a Wrap! How the End of DVF’s Marriage Marked the Beginning of Her Business

Although I was evacuated from my home this past week (I’ve since been able to return), Hurricane Sandy wasn’t able to wash away my inspiration! I was pleased to see … Continue reading

November 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Princess Diana’s post-separation LBD, designed by Gianni Versace

A spotlight was cast upon Princess Diana in the wake of her dissolving marriage to Prince Charles. As she pulled her self together, Princess Diana conveyed an image of strength, … Continue reading

October 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

“The Divorce Empowerment Dress”, Burda Style

Here’s an example of divorce, DIY style. I recently stumbled upon a post on Burda Style, a website serving as a creative hub for women who sew, featuring a member … Continue reading

October 1, 2012 · Leave a comment