Doing it Wrong: Colored Pantyhose. January 2019. “Wear only skin-colored pantyhose. Anything else at work is unthinkable. Furthuremore, anything else turns off men. All the non-skin-colored stockings tested so horribly that I don’t even think they’d make an effective mask for a bank robber.” - John T. Molloy
Image from my ongoing self-portrait series illustrating the fashion “don’ts” John T. Molloy gives women in his 1977 book, "A Woman’s Dress for Success." Under the guise of scientific research, Malloy instructs women on which outfits and accessories will "make or break" them in the professional world and beyond. By photographing myself wearing the items that he warns against, I am drawing attention to the stiflingly sexist nature of not only this book, but the conversation which surrounds a woman's appearance.