Title

Unforgettable, Undeniable

Format

Event

Faculty Mentor Name

Merrill Schleier

Abstract/Artist Statement

Although American society has evolved over the years, one part remains the same, the need for beauty. Ideas of beauty have changed throughout history, yet women remain in the race to keep up. In the twenty-first century, the media has established a better and faster way to distribute the idea of beauty. Through the use of television, posters, magazines, billboards, the internet and photograph, models display the unattainable beauty society expects. Models are known for their long legs, golden tans, clear skin, Caucasian features and size zero waists. For the majority of women in the world, these qualities are far from natural. The media is blind to the natural beauty of women who are short or heavy set, or even have a different skin tones. Every woman has the ability to display their beauty. I want to display the beauty in each woman's different characteristics. I select young women who range in height, shape, skin tone, and personal style. The majority of the women I use have no previous modeling experience. As a result, I have assisted them with body positions. I researched numerous fashion magazines and fashion photographers to further my knowledge of models. I hope to project the idea of universal feminine beauty in the fashion world. Even if the media wants to cake on the makeup and hair spray, all women can be dressed up to present the natural beauty image that they are looking for.

Location

Studio Art Building

Start Date

3-5-2008 1:00 PM

End Date

3-5-2008 5:00 PM

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May 3rd, 1:00 PM May 3rd, 5:00 PM

Unforgettable, Undeniable

Studio Art Building

Although American society has evolved over the years, one part remains the same, the need for beauty. Ideas of beauty have changed throughout history, yet women remain in the race to keep up. In the twenty-first century, the media has established a better and faster way to distribute the idea of beauty. Through the use of television, posters, magazines, billboards, the internet and photograph, models display the unattainable beauty society expects. Models are known for their long legs, golden tans, clear skin, Caucasian features and size zero waists. For the majority of women in the world, these qualities are far from natural. The media is blind to the natural beauty of women who are short or heavy set, or even have a different skin tones. Every woman has the ability to display their beauty. I want to display the beauty in each woman's different characteristics. I select young women who range in height, shape, skin tone, and personal style. The majority of the women I use have no previous modeling experience. As a result, I have assisted them with body positions. I researched numerous fashion magazines and fashion photographers to further my knowledge of models. I hope to project the idea of universal feminine beauty in the fashion world. Even if the media wants to cake on the makeup and hair spray, all women can be dressed up to present the natural beauty image that they are looking for.