Recently, there has been an increase in older women gracing the ad campaigns of top labels and designers — golden girl crushes, if you will. Joan Didion, famed American novelist and literary journalist, was recently featured in a Celine ad. She sits on couch in an all black ensemble with a large pair of black sunglasses perched on her nose. She looks fabulous. Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell was featured in Yves Saint Laurent’s campaign, gracing the glossy pages of many magazines. It doesn’t stop there, and it shouldn’t; Twiggy, iconic English model, is the face of L’Oreal Paris for 2015. … Continue reading Fashion Industry Makes Strides Towards Starring Senior Icons
If you look at any month’s covers of all the latest fashion magazines, often the cover model will be an actress. Models and top models grace the editorials and runways rather than receive the cover star position; however, celebrity children … Continue reading The New Celebrity Models
In Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2015 show, Karl Lagerfeld, head designer of Chanel, came out on the runway with a group of models behind him, all with signs proclaiming feminist wordings such as “History is Herstory,” “Ladies First,” and “Be Your Own … Continue reading Clothing vs. Cause: Does Feminist Fashion Exist?
In 1995, Galliano got his first big break when he was appointed the head designer of Givenchy. He was the first British designer to head a French couture house. Two years later he moved to Christian Dior for fifteen years. Season … Continue reading John Galliano: A Deserved Return?
Note: This article is Part 2 of 2 opinion pieces covering fast fashion. Part 1 can be viewed here. Last week I trekked through the overbearing maze of Forever 21, trying to grab a pack of socks, and get out before being seduced … Continue reading Artistic License vs. Fast Fashion: Where is the Line?
Note: This article is Part 1 of 2 opinion pieces covering fast fashion. Part 2 can be viewed here. While flipping through runway collections on Style.com, I find myself lusting after certain looks in every collection. Perhaps that amazing color-block … Continue reading Fast Fashion: Leveling the Playing Field
Fashion is an integral and highly visible part of any culture or society. When we consider America’s own history, much of what is known and imagined about various eras and decades is understood from the way that people dressed. Since fashion is so integrated into daily life, however, it often goes unnoticed as a method of communication despite its incredibly powerful role in building individual identities and creating culture. High fashion, on the other hand, has always played a very distinct role in both reflecting the times and anticipating the future. Historically, runway fashion both mirrors the values of a … Continue reading When Fashion and Pop Culture Cross