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Why fashion models don’t smile: Aesthetic standards and logics in the field of fashion images, 1982-2011

@inproceedings{Laan2015WhyFM,
  title={Why fashion models don’t smile: Aesthetic standards and logics in the field of fashion images, 1982-2011},
  author={Elise van der Laan},
  year={2015}
}
In today’s highly visual and globalized Western culture, fashion magazines are central, transnational institutions that shape and disseminate ideas on how we should look, dress and be successful. Within scholarly and popular debates, fashion images are criticized for giving the wrong examples, for conveying ideals of beauty that are too white, too thin, too objectified and too idealized. But despite the controversy that surrounds them, studies of what fashion images actually look like, how they… 
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