collections that are raw as fuck ➝ monique lhuillier pre-fall 2012
My wedding dresses
oh. my. guh.
Like, you know, whatever.
Chanel Métiers d’Art 2014: OH HELL NO
Yes, those are Chanel branded feathers in their hair and “war paint” and pretty much every form of appropriation of the indigenous cultures there could possibly be.
Chanel LMd’A shows always have a “country” theme from Scotland to Russia to Singapore.
Indigenous American cultures are frequently appropriated from turquoise jewellery to feathers and fringe. To create a cowboys and “Indians” theme, to celebrate something so destructive is completely out of line with celebration of couturiers that this show is about. LMd’A celebrates creation. ‘Cowboys vs “Indians”’ is about the destruction of Native cultures.
This year’s theme was “Dallas”. There were some great cowboy clothes and Texas inspired wear but “Texas” is a thriving culture. Drawing inspiration from America is perfectly legitimate for European fashion houses.
Dressing models up in feathers and fringe is appropriation of a culture that has been the target of a tidal wave of white backed genocide fo 500 years. It’s bullshit and these “fashions” are another example in a long history of appropriation and erasure of indigenous American cultures.
"When Bridesmaids came out, Melissa McCarthy became the newest flashpoint in public discussion of all things fat. The latest evidence of that is November’s cover of ELLE, where the magazine has swathed her in the largest trenchcoat imaginable. Longtime decipherers of women’s magazine jargon will recognize this as a maneuver by evil fashion stylists to “flatter her strengths.” In this particular frame, as June Thomas points out at Slate, it’s obvious that these purported strengths were not her body as a whole. So the result is this: ELLE runs a fat-positive cover that seems afraid of its subject’s actual, well, fat.”
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Vogue Italia, the magazine known for taking a stand against anorexia and promoting the use of black models in fashion, made another statement this week, putting an Asian woman on its cover for the first time.
Chinese model Fei Fei Sun covers the magazine’s January issue (out worldwide Monday), a celebration of the multicultural, border-free facets of fashion. Editor in chief Franca Sozzani, who works as a Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations’ Fashion 4 Development Project, chose Sun for the honor.
According to the Daily Mail, French Vogue was the first European magazine to put an Asian model on its cover — Chinese supermodel Du Juan, in 2011. And while both British and American editions of Vogue have featured Asian models in spreads, neither has selected an Asian woman for its cover … yet.
go Vogue Italia!
Usually ambivalent about Katy Perry, but *cough*I like this look on her and thinks she pulls it off*cough*.