Cathy Horyn reports: Carine Roitfeld has resigned
It’s the news that has rocked the entire fashion world – at least according to my Twitter feed. Carine Roitfeld confirmed that she will step down from Vogue Paris in the new year. Under Roitfeld, Vogue Paris was considered the most provocative and bold of all mainstream magazines, seamlessly blending the trendiest of styles with the trendiest of bare breasts. At the same time, the magazine proved itself to be quite controversial (being banned from Balenciaga shows) and often culturally insensitive (putting models in blackface more than once). Who will fill her imposing shoes?
Threadbared: The Digital Decade in Fashion
It’s that time of year again – everyone has their best of, worst of, thumbs up, thumbs down, etc. of 2010. Spare yourself the repetition and read Threadbared’s incredibly comprehensive overview of the past decade’s fashion digital revolution. It begins with, no joke, Pizza Hut’s foray into online business (possibly the first time a double cheese mushroom pepperoni pizza has been so significant), covers the eventual acceptance of bloggers into the mainstream media, and ends with the powerful idea that it is not the fashion industry doing the changing, but perhaps that “digital culture is experiencing a fashion revolution in which fashion objects, images, and information are the stuff of which digital imaginaries are now made.”
Worn Through: Resources for Fashion Styling
Does everyone dream of being a fashion stylist, or is that just me? Well, if you are like me, you will enjoy reading Ellen McKinney’s blog post on how to educate yourself on becoming a stylist. She lists a selection of books to read, topics to consider, and real-life practical exercises (like analyzing an editorial you like) to help train your eye.
Fashion for Writers: Wednesday Addams Explains Thanksgiving
Ok, so this is less than timely, but Wednesday Addams is my style and life hero and I couldn’t resist sharing her genius with you. Her monologue is especially relevant to the discussion happening around the appropriation of Native American culture in mainstream fashion – but mostly I just enjoy watching her burn the summer camp to the ground. I’m inclined to agree with Fashion For Writers‘s Jenny Z. when she calls Wednesday “the most beautiful homicidal maniac ever captured on film.”
Dazed Digital speaks with the curator of the Royal Academy’s new exhibition entitled Aware: Art Fashion Identity
Edith DeVaney talks about creating an exhibition focused on the entwined nature of art and fashion and the people who create both. “We looked for artists who have very deliberately appropriated the creation and examination of clothing as a means of artistic expression. They each explore issues of individuality and social identity.” Pieces include Alexander McQueen’s 1998-1999 Joan of Arc collection, Cindy Sherman’s 1975 film Doll Clothes, and new works by Hussein Chalayan. If anyone is going to be in London before January 30, I would definitely advise checking it out. The museum has all the details here.
- Haley Mlotek