The Art of Being a Well-Dressed Wife

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In 2015 I received a lovely book from a friend called: “THE ART OF BEING A WELL DRESSED WIFE by Anne Fogarty (first published in 1960)


I was immediately inspired by its pages, but didn’t make use of it right away, since I was busy working on other projects. When I received the invitation to participate in a group exhibition titled: Well Worn, I knew that this is the right time to get the book from the shelf and chose 8 pages from the book to work with. (I will share 4 of the 8 pages today….)

Notes from the curator of the exhibition:

“The kinetic, open personality of fashion is the personality which a society in the process of rapid transformation most needs” – Caroline Evans

If art serves as a mirror to our civilization, what truer way is there to reflect on our zeitgeist, than to examine art in its closet form to us – in fashion and textiles”

Fashion and textile design is adept at fulfilling a traditional function of art by reflecting changes in contemporary culture. As much as art, fashion is a manifestation of the times – of its psychological, social political and visual existence.

It has played an integral role in human expression and over the years has woven its way into contemporary art practice. Fashion has become the medium for social commentaries by means of cultural belonging, sometimes aversion; a way to dismantle societal norms or ways of confronting the constructs that the clothes in which we are dressed impose.

Well worn opened on Sunday the 4th of February at the Cavalli Estate Gallery in Somerset-West and will run until May 2018

For more information, contact Amy Lyn Eveleigh on gallery@cavalliestate.com

Hope you have a lovely week, and remember to dress well ;-p

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5 thoughts on “The Art of Being a Well-Dressed Wife

    1. Thank you Kerfe! I did not follow the advice from the book and still have those shoes. 🙂 It was a gift from a friend, and they are really hard to walk with, but cannot part with them. I wonder if other people also find it hard to get rid of ‘old shoes’? 😉

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