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The Birds - new essay now live

'While furs and prints make an obvious sartorial statement – evoking a sense of wealth, extravagance and exclusivity – avian symbolism, especially in the context of a dead stuffed animal, suggests something darker and altogether more complex.'

Inspired by Rose Robson's avian taxidermy, Lou Stoppard pens a piece on fashion's longstanding obsession with birds. Citing every from from Alexander McQueen to Pope Martin V, the piece offerings a critical history of the popularity of feathery imagery and plush plumes. Read it now.

1 comment

  1. intern
    15:56 8 Aug 2012
    WOO!

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