Serate virtuali a Collina: Fashion and Transgression
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It is in the early modern period that the concept of fashion emerges as a powerful medium of cultural translation with aesthetic, political, and cultural resonance. Objects and clothing became a vehicle for the expression of someone’s identity and the codification of status that was exhibited, controlled (by sumptuary laws), and transgressed. This talk aims at exploring some interesting “fashion statements” of the time to show how often exuberance and glamour were not only tolerated but admired, especially in positions of power.