Is there is difference between fetishizing fashion and clothes and celebrating these things?
Well, to some extent fetishizing is the norm for men. All men to some extent fetishize types of bodies and body parts. We’ve all known some men who like big breasts and all their girlfriends have big breasts and it’s just another step towards not being able to get it up unless you’re with a woman with big breasts. It’s the same with clothing items, like high heels. So that kind of sexual fetish seems to be typical of men. With women it’s less obviously sexualized. There’s something else going on with women when there is a great focus on body and clothes. But I think it’s too easy to see women as victims of society. They can see it as something celebratory, perhaps? Absolutely. I think in the 70s a lot of feminists just saw fashion as oppressive, and then more recently, more and more women have said that it can be but it can also be intensely pleasurable, creative and artistic.