(harnesses, bondage gear, latex/leather/rubber, corsets, “cruel shoes”) into avant-garde and high fashion. Though very first touched in by fashion developers as a means of shocking the press and masses, fetish paraphernalia has become prevalent and the main material of fashion. By charting the sluggish trickle of fetishism through the shadows on the runways, you’re able to start to see the increasing acceptance of sex (in also its many alleged “deviant” types) because of the news.
The cultural discourse of fetishism as well as its relationship to fashion is actually elucidated into the work of fashion historian Valerie Steele,
Whose publications Fashion & Eroticism and Fetish explore fashion as being a “symbolic system connected towards the phrase of sexuality—both sexual behavior (including erotic attraction) and gender identification.