Ghosts and Fashion
By Elaine Equi
Although it no longer has a body
to cover out of a sense of decorum,
the ghost must still consider fashion—
must clothe its invisibility in something
if it is to “appear” in public.
Some traditional specters favor
the simple shroud—
a toga of ectoplasm
swirling around them.
While others opt for lightweight versions
of once familiar tee shirts and jeans.
Perhaps being thought-forms,
they can change their outfits instantly—
or if they were loved ones,
it is we who clothe them
like dolls from memory.
Happy Independence Day! I had lots of catch-up chores on Monday, though Adam worked from home and Paul only had to work half a day. So I don't have a lot to report -- laundry, shelves for the kids' bathroom, bank, food shopping, online stuff.
Here are some more photos from the VMFA's Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style exhibit -- designs for celebrities and movies, experiments in gender-swapping clothes, some designs adapted (or appropriated) from world cultures: