'MIRAR: The Social Constructs of Gender Perfection through Fashion Photography'

Alessia’s dissertation explores the gender roles given to the sexes based on their natal sex, constraining their image based on their physical appearance. This study will thus explore the constructs of body and dress and consecutively attempt to reconstruct fluidity in order to blur the fashion rules between males and females. The final body of work will exhibit a publication, including a series of photographs imitating the researched timeline of how social constructs came to be, followed by their deconstruction, with an emphasis placed on hyper-feminine and hypermasculine garments these gender norms are still most prominent in society.