Monday, October 1, 2012

'I would feel impelled to stress as strongly as possible that clothing is a necessary condition of subjectivity--that in articulating the body it simultaneously articulates the psyche. As Freud tells, the ego is a "mental projection of the surface of the body" and that surface is largely defined through dress. Laplache makes a similar point when he insists upon the need for a "envelope" or "sack" to contain both "body" and "ego," and to make possible even the most rudimentary distention between self and other, inside and outside. In effect, clothing is that envelope.'   
                                                                                   -{Kaja Silverman (film theorist) in 'fragments of a fashionable discourse'} 

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