Month: January 2014

Fashion-able? The appropriation of physical disability in fashion magazines

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One aspect I am focusing on in my PhD thesis is the use of disability imagery in the fashion world. I use the term “disability imagery” rather than “disabled models” because, as the examples I will discuss in this post show, the representation of disability in fashion magazines tends to fall in to two categories: the inclusion of disabled people as models, or the appropriation of disability. (more…)