Why Nostalgia is Used to Rebuild a Sense of Industry Control

The Psychology of Fashion

October 2020

In this article on the Dior A/W '20 and Moschino S/S '21 collection presentations, I examine Maria Grazia Chiuri's and Jeremy Scott's use of dolls as a historical reference to the 1945 Theatre de la Mode. As a result of the Covid19 pandemic, Chiuri and Scott both felt the need to re-establish control, and rebuild the badly damaged fashion industry. They turned to nostalgia, a "palliative to dampen sadness," because of its significant psychological payoff, producing what I call a "longer-term, poignant impression that we will experience for several seasons to come."

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Tamás Király: Hungary's King of Fashion


January 2020

Doris Domoszlai-Lantner and Petra Egri

Co-written with my colleague, the essay "Tamás Király: Hungary's

King of Fashion," is the only English-language publication on the

avant garde designer whose decades-long career was characterized

by highly sculptural pieces, many of which were made from household objects. 

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Fashioning a Soviet Narrative: Jean Paul Gaultier's Russian Constructivist Collection, 1986

Engaging with Fashion: Perspectives on Communication, Education and Business

Brill Publishers, 2018

(In digital and print)

My essay, “Fashioning a Soviet Narrative: Jean Paul Gaultier’s Russian Constructivist Collection, 1986,” was published in the book Engaging with Fashion: Perspectives on Communication, Education and Business (Brill Publishers, 2018). The book is the result of the successful interdisciplinary conference, “Fashion: Exploring Critical Issues,” at Oxford University in September 2016. It was edited by Dr. Natalie C. McCreesh, Senior Lecturer and MA course leader in Fashion Management and Communication at Sheffield Hallam University, and Dr. Federica Carlotto, Senior Lecturer at Regent’s University London.

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Appropriation and Legacy: A Recent History of Vetements

Fashion Studies Journal

February 2018

My study on Demna Gvasalia’s Vetements, “Appropriation and Legacy: A Recent History of Vetements,” was published as part of The Fashion Studies Journal’s Industry Issue, February 2018. In it, I discuss the brand’s quick rise to fame, and the ways in which they are simultaneously “disrupting” the industry while upholding some of its long-standing traditions.

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 © Doris Domoszlai-Lantner

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