A series of dresses that are viewing the female body as objects.
The desire to control women has been a subversive part of human culture for centuries. Be it a law passed, a vow forced, or “acceptable” women’s fashion, all undermine how a woman portrays her sexuality and purpose. The dynamic and institution that requires these things allow women to be simultaneously ridiculed for being too sexual and too modest. Forcing women to walk a very fine line between the two, when every misstep could lead to being labeled the Madonna or the Whore.
Reproduction laws are being pushed every day, and the same beliefs behind these laws are influencing everything from sexual education in schools to rape cases. Vessel is a series of dresses that open up a conversation about this situation, questioning the objectification of a women’s body as the sole indicator of her morality.
Each dress is showcasing the female body as a object to be protected. The Fertility Dress through conception monitoring. The Chastity Dress by guarding against intimate contact.