Heavy metal fashion

Imagine being weighed down by a suit made of iron or steel. Actually, as I was told during a tour of the current exhibition at Vienna´s Kunsthistorisches Museum, KHM, men wearing these metal carapaces were able to walk, run and jump in it. That must have taken some muscle power, in addition to agility, butContinue reading “Heavy metal fashion”

Together and Proud in Vienna

I´ve been a bit lazy about blog writing lately, what with the nice summer weather and so many photo opportunities around town that I can hardly catch up even with the photo editing.  But I do want to show some of my recent photos from the day of the Lifeball 2019 in Vienna, and IContinue reading “Together and Proud in Vienna”

Fashion, and art, darling

If you´ve been reading my blog for a while you know that I am a fan of the Tiefe Kümmernis, probably Vienna´s only art expert who is also on occasion a drag queen.  This weekend s/he is leading another tour entitled “Fashion, Darling” at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna on 28 April, and it´s all aboutContinue reading “Fashion, and art, darling”

A ball for everyone, literally

Inclusiveness, sustainability, tolerance, – such common catchwords these days.  Words most of us more or less want to subscribe to, at least in theory.  On the 4th of May you can participate in a fun and well thought out event that celebrates all these principles: Vienna´s 12th Diversity Ball on 4 May 2019.  Yesterday IContinue reading “A ball for everyone, literally”

Underneath it all – the long cultural history of the head scarf at Weltmuseum Wien

Headgear doesn’t define a woman´s position, but in Austria´s (and much of Western Europe´s) current political climate, the head scarf has become a symbol-laden topic of political debate. The garment has become a veiled metaphor for something else in political rhetoric. Not coincidentally, I think, the Weltmuseum Wien now has a special exhibition, not onContinue reading “Underneath it all – the long cultural history of the head scarf at Weltmuseum Wien”