One of the precious qualities of fashion is the elusiveness. Because of the constant deconstruction, coming back and rhythm by the seasons, it can be overwhelmed by its own ambivalence. Fashion in general is a social matter but above all an economic one. I am observing a kind of movement in high-fashion design, which crosses the threshold of glamour, chic and taste for luxury: a fashion that reconnects with fantasy(s), revisiting imagery, candid and lustful, of sexual « perversions », fetishes.
Fetishism and fashion feed off each other. Models on a runway can be superhuman creatures, with bodies of proportions that are quite unattainable for « common people » while at the same time they are at the core of the heart and the guts of a « spectacle » society. Puppets or actresses, they all may actively participate in the theatricalization of the parade, by their gestures, their manner of posing, their approach, their attitude, but also by their own body.