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Visitor of the month

Visitor of the month: Elien Migalski, 2013, Photo: Monica Ho

Visitor of the month: Elien Migalski, 2013, Photo: Monica Ho

Living and studying in Antwerp, Elien Migalski found her way to our library. She is a 23 year old Master student Film Studies and Visual Culture at the University of Antwerp. Her thesis is a visual analysis of fashion spreads published in British Vogue in 1960-1980 and 2010. Elien will try to link it to the role of women in Western society during that period.

The Vogue collection at the MoMu library was exactly what she needed for her research. “The MoMu library has an extensive collection of fashion magazines which is perfect to select the content for my analysis”, says Elien. Not only did it serve as an inspiration but it was also a great pleasure for her to browse through it.

With her thesis, Elien pays attention to the different aspects and steps of the production of a fashion shoot. Her method of research is first selecting the fashion shoots. Then by drawing up a check list, she analyses and compares the images. In the end she will come up with wonderful results and write them down in her thesis.

(words Monica Ho)