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DiCorcia’s photographs are carefully planned images that combine the seductive powers of cinematic and commercial photography with a deeply felt perception of the possibilities of meaning in the prosaic: how the ordinary can become exceptional when framed with intelligence and imagination (Plate 1). DiCorcia is a member of a generation for whom the hyperbolic dramas of Douglas Sirk and camp classics such as Valley of the Dolls were shown alongside the post-war foreign films of Roberto Rossellini, Federico Fellini, Ingmar Bergman and Jean-Luc Godard.
In the wake of the 1940s and during the ensuing Cold War, however, the notion of an idealized social hierarchy could never be the same. The place it had held in the pictorial firmament was challenged by its democratic opposite, the notion of a popular and populist anti-establishment, which took its values from mass culture. During this time, prêt-à-porter eclipsed haute couture as a trendsetter in fashion. Among the formative developments of the anti-establishment’s new vision was the work of William Klein.
It took six weeks to make, yet it appeared on the catwalk for less than two minutes, almost as excessive a monument to conspicuous labour as the Berardi glass corset was to conspicuous consumption. As a rule, dresses such as this are archived after the show, so they exist only as a memory – for those who saw it – or as a photographic trace of an evanescent moment. It is in this sense too that the 21 22 F A S H I O N A S P H O T O G R A P H showpiece is ghostly, or spectral. Worn once for just a few seconds by the model on the catwalk, after its disappearance the memory of it can fade slowly like a retinal image after the real object has gone.