The intersection of fashion and art has recently become an unparalleled subject of cultural discourse. Fashion's ascension to pop art status, and its implicit social and psychosexual dimensions have been examined by artists and curators alike. As a spoof of the ubiquitous fashion "shoot", Schwartz's installation, Absolutely Fashionable!, partakes in this discursive vocabulary. It incorporates a wall of head shots, an over-sized disposable camera, studio lighting, suspended mannequins and a corresponding web site.
- Jane Harris, 1999, Independent Curator and Art Critic
The web site functioned as the virtual half of the installation, allowing the mannequins to share their personas with viewers who were encouraged to email them for fashion and beauty tips.