Marie-Astrid Berry conceptualized an anachronistic series with her photographer Thibault Carron. It reflects how our clothing is fundamental and moreover, a reflection of the lifestyle we live. It shows a paradigmatic shift in the way women have evolved from 18th to 21st century.
Check out this hypothetical situation as Marie Antoinette goes on with her regular day in vintage, eighteenth century attire.
“Lives in previous centuries for women are largely a matter of class. It would have been fun to have been a rich, privileged woman in the 18th century, but no fun at all to be her maid. “
21st century woman: Independence is her word.
“They were from different generations, culture, nations. But even these things did not divide them so much as their separate conceptions of what it meant to be a woman.”
21st century woman: Being a woman is slowly turning out to mean Freedom.
“The only way to leave the circle, to stop dancing with the jailer, is to find a way to preserve one’s individuality, that unique which evades description but differentiates one human being from the other.”
21st century woman: Being unapologetic ally the sweetest and the ripest peach.
“The charms of women were never more powerful, never inspired such achievements, as in those immortal periods, when they could neither read nor write.”
21st century woman: Flips feminism on a fashion magazine.
“If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.”
21st century woman: I am only here to please myself.
“I dealt with it the same way I deal with everything. I just tended my own garden, didn’t pay much attention, behaved—I suppose—deviously. I mean I didn’t actually let too many people know what I was doing.”
21st century woman: Stands in the middle of the road to let people KNOW who she is and what she is doing.
“… he who only or chiefly chose for beauty, will in a little time find the same reason for another choice.”
21st century woman: Hence, I do Xbox.
“Woman, a pleasing but a short-lived flower. Too soft for business and too weak for power. A wife in bondage, or neglected maid.
Despised, if ugly: if she’s fair, betrayed.”
21st century woman: Woman, a pleasing but an eternal soul. Too hard for business and too strong for power. A wife in mastery, or neglected jewel. Respected, if ugly: if she’s fair, respects.
“If all men are born free, how is it that all women are born slaves?”
21st century woman: Feminism ideas finally finding an equal ground.
“People have always been resistant to change. If you back to 18th century, playing guitar was frowned upon. When rock n roll first started, no one took it seriously. “
21st century woman: Music is a serious business. So is Fun.