…created as an accompaniment to André Leon Talley’s exhibit of the same name at Savannah College of Art and Design’s SCAD Museum of Art, is an entirely black-and-white photographic affair.
I think the issue with new school versus old school, and the two not necessarily banding together as one might hope, is because of the nature of peacocking,” she said. “Put a bunch of highly individual men with strong tastes and opinions together—well, you can just imagine.”
And if you can’t, Patrick McDonald will hold his monocle up to the point.
“It gets to be disconcerting sometimes, when someone will say ‘I’m the dandy about town,’ or ‘I’m bringing back hats,’” he said, irritation creeping into his voice.
“Really? Well, what have I been wearing on my head for two decades? A tea cozy?
During awards shows, my inbox is inundated with this kind of information. Before the stars have even gotten down the red carpet and into the venue, their PRs are fervently working on sending this kind of info out to print media, online media, and bloggers like me. And during every awards show, I notice a huge disparity regarding celebrities of color. Meaning – nobody sends press releases about them. It happens very rarely, and only for a chosen few. And as a blogger who specializes in highlighting women all shades of beautiful…it makes my job more difficult and it also makes me sad. So I’d like to publicly state that I think this is a shame, and I encourage celebrities of color to seize the moment! If you’re getting your makeup professionally done and your hair done and you’re wearing a fabulous dress – there are so many outlets that would LOVE to have that information. Have someone send it out on your behalf and don’t let everyone else stand in the spotlight besides you.
Kissi and Gumbs are offering-up a universal perspective that, yes, comes from the specificity of who they are, but blackness is as universal as anything else — arguably more so, if the Blues and rock music are to be believed . To pigeon-hole Street Etiquette’s gargantuan vision because of the race or (some of) the cultural influences of its creators is to place at the margins that which belongs at the center.
One of my favorite features from The Cut is The Look Book, where they go back in time with a celebrity or public figure by way of their clothes. The most recent one came out today, and features Beyoncé (yay). My favorite Look Book subject is Michelle Obama (of course).
So my question is, do the folks who compile the Look Books take requests? Could there be a Look Book featuring a plus-sized person like Stephanie Zwicky (whose blog is already something of a Look Book, anyway)? Or could somebody here suggest a plus-size lady that would be a good subject for a Look Book I could compile and post here?
Was it only a couple of years ago that these showily outfitted swans — stylists, bloggers, fashion editors and style-struck students — click-clacked on the pavements, showing off a mash-up of vintage clothes, fast fashion and high-end labels in what used to be seen as a commerce-free zone?
Today many of them are Web icons, trotting out their finery for scores of fans. But what they are parading as street style — once fashion’s last stronghold of true indie spirit — has lately been breached, infiltrated by tides of marketers, branding consultants and public relations gurus, all intent on persuading those women to step out in their wares.
“These girls are definitely billboards for the brands,” said Tom Julian, a fashion branding specialist in New York City, one of a handful engaged in a particularly stealthy new form of product placement. “People still think street style is a voice of purity,” Mr. Julian said. “But I don’t think purity exists any more.