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As a costume designer I am interested in exploring the beauty between commercial representations of beauty and narrative design. As a working professional I struggle between making people feel beautiful or appropriately costumed, and showcasing an genuine cohesive design. Are visible platforms like Broadway stages and blockbuster films our tool of measure for the entertainment industry? If so, I question how much responsibility a costume designer has in presenting authenticity over polish and the weight of their designs contributing to the social consumption and hierarchy of beauty standards. For my thesis I developed a series of portraits based on personal expression through narrative design. My thesis displays the process of painted portraiture based on modern reinterpretations of Botticelli’s Birth of Venus. Each of the following portraits developed from design collaborations around power and beauty. This was an effort to reexamine a popular and influential icon of a classical western representation of beauty by exploring personalization in presentation through costume design.
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Patterson v. Bonaparte and the Interesting Case of a Marriage, the validity of which was argued in 1861 by French attorney, Antoine-Louise Berryer and a Beautiful Bride, Elizabeth Patterson, as portrayed in 1804 by the Artist Gilbert Stuart in Washington City (with a sheer dress, a prince, a republican President, an angry Emperor...and a circle of beautiful, ambitious women led by Dolley Madison) Bradshaw, Lynn (2012-05)Gilbert Stuart completed the portrait of the new bride, Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, as well as portraits of 15 other women during his Washington period from late 1803 to early 1805. Scholars have often discounted this ...
Krones, Pamela Gayle, 1965- (2008-08)Objective: Although studies have demonstrated that the media-portrayed thin-ideal images and social comparison processes increase body dissatisfaction and negative affect, research has not tested whether women experience ...