Déco Dressing 
Lecture Series Universo déco

Déco Dressing

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  1. Estrella de DiegoEstrella de Diego

    Es ensayista y catedrática de Arte Contemporáneo de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Ha sido Ford Foundation Visiting Professor en la Universidad de Illinois en Urbana-Champaign y becaria Fulbright en la Universidad de Nueva York, donde ha ocupado la Cátedra Rey Juan Carlos I.

    Desarrolla sus investigaciones en temas relacionados con los estudios de género, la teoría poscolonial y la construcción de la modernidad, cuestiones en torno a las cuales giran algunas de las exposiciones que ha organizado. Entre estas últimas destacarían: Los cuerpos perdidos. Fotografía y surrealistas (1995-96), A vueltas con los sentidos (1999), Simbolismo ruso (1999-2000), Visiones huidizas (2001), Warhol sobre Warhol (2007), así como la representación española en la 22 Bienal de Sao Paulo (1994) y en la 49 Bienal de Venecia (2001).

    Es autora de artículos en revistas especializadas españolas y extranjeras y autora de los libros: La mujer y la pintura en la España del siglo XIX (1987), El andrógino sexuado. Eternos ideales, nuevas estrategias de género (1992), Tristísimo Warhol (1999), Querida Gala. Las vidas ocultas de Gala Dalí (2003), Travesías por la incertidumbre (2006), Remedios Varo (2007), Contra el mapa (2008), No soy soy (2010) y Rincones de postales (2014), entre otros. También es autora del libro de ficción El filósofo y otros relatos sin personajes (2000).

    En 2010 se le concedió la Medalla de Oro al Mérito en las Bellas Artes.

In 1925 in Paris, the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs was inaugurated, where among other things the creations of Sonia Delaunay o Rodchenko where shown, from the most imaginative to the most functional. This was a key moment for the launching and visibility of the so called art déco, as the essential idea was to prepare sophisticated products, frequently of premium class, fabricated in series, as it was the case of the alliance of Delaunay with Mertz & Co, the Dutch department stores that decided to manufacture her designs.

In this context, fashion would have a key role, especially among those "New women" who, being more free and conscious about their role in world, also sought for new ways of being represented. As a matter of fact, these women aspired to dress in fashion, a fashion that had little or nothing to do with strict codes of dress of their mothers and grandmothers. It was a free and imaginative fashion, sometimes inspired in the exotic, the Russian Ballets, or the vangard movements. These productions, fully inscribed in the spirit of the déco, would be the ones to also revolutionize the scenery of these "New women" who decide to dress in déco, and thus, to get dressed in modernity. Fill their houses and lives with that new spirit that has much of artistic.

The conference will focus in the aesthetic changes in fashion and in consume, its relationship with the "New women" wearing their hair a la a la garçon, tube dresses, and using new representation strategies, following a trail that will lead us to all the great designers like Schiaparelli or Sonia Delaunay herself.