Episode 5— The Sixties, Sibylle & the Berlin Wall — PT 2

Hello and thank you so much for tuning into this week’s episode which you can also find here.

As promised, you can find my bibliographic references, terms/translations and images to accompany this week’s episode as well as images from Off the Wall, by Guenter Rubitsch below.

“Frau von Heute”. Sibylle. 4/1968. Photo: Jochen Moll. Source: Sibylle: Zeitschrift fuer Mode und Kulture 1956–1995
“Frau von Heute”. Sibylle. 4/1968. Photo: Jochen Moll. Source: Sibylle: Zeitschrift fuer Mode und Kulture 1956–1995

Off the Wall: Fashion from East Germany, 1964 to 1980, Guenter Rubitzsch. Bloomsbury, 2005

Selected images. No dates indicated.

Terms/Translations

Featured poem from this episode about scarcity & lack of availabity or connections to products & clothing.

Sibylle Bergemann — photographer who joins Sibylle in 1969. Goes on to define the publication with her mysterious, austere & evocative images.

Plattenbau — “Platte” in this context, means panel / “Bau” means building this was a standarized housing complex seen throughout the German Democratic Republic and in the editorial “Trikotagen”

Source: Wikipedia

Source: MDR

VEB Massatelier — state-owned clothing workshop/factory which produced garments for the HO which also included “hoch modisch” highly fashionable garments that were sold anywhere.

VEB Exquisit — state-owned clothing workshop/factory which produced garments for the Exquisit store.

Episode 5 References

Bartlett, Djurdja. Fashion East: The Spectre That Haunted Socialism. (Cambridge, The MIT Press, 2010)

Kraser, Andreas et. al., eds. Sibylle: Zeitschrift fuer Mode und Kultur 1956–1995 (Rostock: Hartmann, 2017)

Melis, Dorothea. Sibylle: Modefotografien 1962–1994 (Leipzig: Lehmstedt Verlag, 2010)

Scheffler, Ute. Chic im Osten: Mode in der DDR (Leipzig: BuchVerlag fuer die Frau GMBH, 2010)

Stitziel, Judd. Fashioning Socialism: Clothing, Politics and Consumer Culture in East Germany. (New York: Berg Publishers, 2005)

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