Condom

Condom Couture (2006, Adriana Bertini) Condom Couture consists of fourteen dresses constructed from multicolored condoms. Brazilian designer, Greenpeace activist, and HIV/AIDS awareness advocate Adriana Bertini has created hundreds of these untraditional ensembles in order to draw attention to current notions of condom usage and sexually-transmitted diseases. In order to promote the importance of using condoms, she…

Thong

The thong, with its thin straps and minimal coverage, is an undergarment entangled with questions surrounding the appropriateness and delicacy of female sexual confidence. According to the 1996 Starr Report, Monica Lewinsky, then a White House intern, first seduced then-President of the United States, Bill Clinton, by showing him the straps of her thong underwear….

Dr. Martens

The usage of Dr. Martens by queer people highlights the duality of identity signaling and identity construction. Gender is made visible through repeated actions within a matrix of social meaning. Through Dr. Martens, queer masculinity is shown to not be innate but to be continually realized and affirmed. The brand’s advertising focuses on their history…

Dr. Martens

1460 Pascal Boot, Hell Print; made by Dr. Martens, 1960 – Smooth leather, air-cushioned welted sole, yellow stitching “For five decades Dr. Martens have been worn by workers, for whom they were designed, but also by rebels and non-conformists of all stripes.” – Dr. Martens Shoes often seem more independent from the body than other…