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First Alice Drum Award Winner Studies 'Living Dolls of Tokyo'

  • Gabby Jiayin She, second from left, poses with some of the ""Living Dolls of Tokyo" during her summer research project in Japan. Gabby Jiayin She, second from left, poses with some of the ""Living Dolls of Tokyo" during her summer research project in Japan.

Gabby Jiayin She '11, an Art major, received the first Alice Drum Award, in 2009, to support a research trip to Japan. She studied young women's street fashion in Tokyo, where young women march down the street in heavy lace pettiskirts, extravagant make-up and curly blonde wigs. Her paper, "From Rebel Heroines of New York to Living Dolls of Tokyo: The Power of Visual Culture," focuses on how Western visual culture has shaped Japanese youth culture. This transnational interest shaped her summer in other ways, as she ended it working as an intern with Anna Sui in New York City. Her research thus captured both the rock-and-roll coolness of downtown New York and the Japanese obsession with living Victorian dolls on the streets.

 
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