Cindy Sherman, Fashion and Celebrity Culture: Pamela Church Gibson
City Gallery, Wellington
9 Dec 2016, Friday, 6pm
Cindy Sherman has been the darling of the fashion world since 1994 when she first collaborated with designer Rei Kawakubo to produce a series of photographs for Comme des Garçons. More recently, she has collaborated with Chanel and Balenciaga. Pamela Church Gibson (London College of Fashion) examines the way in which Sherman has entered the category of ‘artist-as-fashion-celebrity’—following Andy Warhol, Tracey Emin and Francesco Vezzoli—and considers how this may be problematic for an artist whose work is so thoroughly based upon the critique of stereotypes.
About Pamela Church Gibson
Pamela Church Gibson is Reader in Cultural and Historical Studies at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London. She has published extensively on film, fashion, fandom, history and heritage.