The ‚Femme Fragile‘ is an image of women that was especially popular in the end of the 19th century. From the perspective of the men who created the image, the ‘Femme Fragile’ is a woman of tender and sickly beauty. She is pure and weak and needs male protection.
FEMME FRAGILE refers to the historic portrait as well as to today since the image of the ‘Femme Fragile’ is still existent in society. However, physiologic aspects may deceive. Who/what looks fragile does not have to be fragile.
Eggs, a symbol of fragility and femaleness, are the central material of this series. The eggs are treated to be robust. Nevertheless the material influences the behavior of the wearer as well as that of other people towards the wearer.