James Dean Swag

The following blog, “James Dean Swag,” proposes the following: “James Dean Swag. The epitome of the perfect style. His style transcended the gender line and was the beginning of ‘dressing down’. If you think you have James Dean Swag boy or girl submit yourself.”  Indeed, you can visit the blog and submit an item that you feel reflects the spirit of James Dean.  What does said “spirit” entail?  It’s more a trace of Dean’s influence, really, an embodied performance acting as a specter of him (more specifically the dominant interpretive schemes and accompanying politics attached to him symbolically), the long deceased star.  Much more on this later.