FIGURES OF SPEECH IN FASHION: ALLEGORY


From the Greek alla = other things, agoreuo= say, speak, a figure of speech consisting in a narrative in which the literary meaning of the words is secondary to the symbolic meaning of the overall representation, which generally has metaphysical, philosophical and moral implications (for instance, the dark wood of Dante becomes the allegory of sin).

The sign from which the allegory originates is the symbol.


The photo shows a woman equated to the base of a glass tablewith a fashion magazine on top. The visual allegory alludes to the condition of subjugation of women in fashion (symbolized by the glossy magazine on top of the table) upon whom fashion is based.

The "Human hanger", another visual allegory.

The "Glam Jail", the visual allegory by photographer Pol Kurucz.

"Ravenous" heeled shoe, the nightmare of all women.


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