Chelsea McMullan considers the female gaze for part one of The Way We Dress
“Excuse me, do you mind telling me where you got that?” It’s a sartorial question many of us have been asked by admiring strangers, but countless undocumented glances of mutual appreciation happen between women everyday. They are part of the secret language of being a woman: we notice, we compare, we obsess, we judge ourselves – and we emulate. We take pleasure in looking and, quite often, being looked at by other women. These intensely private thoughts take the spotlight in the first installment of The Way We Dress, a four-part look at the emotional and storytelling power of clothes, helmed by four female directors.