Terry Dresbach

Outlander Costume Designer

Reply To: On the Objectification of Sam, et al. PART II (added per the request of Terry)

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MrsParker
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I think that kilt ship might have sailed with the Catholic Girls School skirt

Hey, don’t knock the Catholic school girl kilt, it got me out of a couple speeding tickets 20 years ago. 🙂

It’s unfortunate, but cultural symbols get adapted and adopted all the time. I’ve seen rosaries worn as necklaces and other iconography used to meet fashion and beauty and political trends. As Rachely says, and as Terry D has said in her podcasts, the idea of the brightly colored kilt associated with a specific clan was a construct of the Victorian era. What’s underneath is between the wearer and whomever he chooses to share that with and no one else.