Opulence, Furs and Men
Furs have always been a symbol of opulence, wealth, influence and glamour…They have always been attributed to the aristocracy and nobility, especially in the medieval times when the “Sumptuary Laws” stated that furs were garments which could to be worn exclusively by the upper strata of the society.
Ever since fur became the “Cinderella Dream”! Owning one would open the elite’s door and will transform us, women, in princesses… But what will happen at 12 o’clock, when the spell disappears? The answer is: you find a man!!
Starting from the 19th century, the idea of ‘women empowerment’ started to be associated with fur. Sigmund Freud wrote in “Fetishism” that fur is the representation of the ‘pubic hair’, which is why men may like a woman dressed in fur. Men may develop a sexual attachment and attraction to fur… So, what can I say…? Let’s all wear this beautiful garment!
Some of Freud’s writings were attacked by the feminist writers who said that women have been used by men throughout the history as objects. Objects that were showing men’s wealth, power and social status as Virginia Woolf underlined in her book. Now things have changed, we are living in the 21st century which is a feminist century. We now present ourselves as powerful creatures!
One of our powers is the manipulation, we can manipulate men, and we can control one of the biggest sins: the sin of sexual arousal…
So, can we attract men through opulent furs, clothes and opulent cleavage? This is our biggest question… Let the photos decide!