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By Jacki Willson

Being lovely explores the ways that extravagance, flamboyance and dressing up can open up chances for girls to mess around anarchically with normal stereotypical tropes of femininity. this can be protest via play – a pleasing misbehaviour that displays a feminism for the twenty-first century. Jacki Willson discusses how, no matter if via pastiche, parody, or natural excitement, artists, artistes and certainly the spectators themselves can function in way over the restrictive photos which saturate our visible tradition. through bearing on a large spectrum of examples, together with Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette, Matthew Barney, Dr Sketchy’s, Audacity Chutzpah, Burly Q and Carnesky’s Ghost educate, Being stunning demonstrates how modern girl performers include, critique and punctiliously appreciate their very own illustration via inappropriately re-appropriating femininity.

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