“This is where Givhan starts building her case for diversity in fashion and where her book zips past the society wives and rarefied showrooms into the gravitas behind the battle. The Versailles show overlapped with an unprecedented moment when the industry realized it was time to reach beyond its fascination with chilly, porcelain runway models. After race riots, the Kerner report, and the ensuing “Black is beautiful” movement, US fashion found new energy with African-American models. Of the 36 American models at Versailles, 10 were African American. That’s more than the number of black runway models you’re likely to count during the entire span of New York Fashion Week.” Good GOD, I cannot wait to start reading Robin Givhan’s new book.
How Instagram has given women a platform to form their own images, and how Carrie Brownstein, Kim Gordon and Annie Clark (a.k.a St. Vincent) frame themselves within that platform.
The stylists have taken over.
The beauty industry is inching slowly away from a whitewashed world.
The weather got a tiny bit better this week, so I unearthed this from an old bookmarks folder dedicated to alcoholic delights. Then it got cold again.
A comprehensive guide to contemporary fan fiction, replete with infographics, reading lists and pictures of Harry Styles (of course).
Sometimes, it’s OK not to lean in. A new take on the ‘having it all’ myth and how entering the job market can sometimes mean entering a career hinterland.
“It’s 2050, and do you know what science is now? The 1996 movie about teen witches, The Craft. It’s the feminist future, and women are the ones who sit with their knees sprawled out on the subway. Men have to sit on the floor, and if a woman tells them to lick the pole, they have to do it, because Kamala Harris is the eternal Goddess-King of America now. It’s 2050 and January Jones keeps the bones of Bill Murray in a golden cage and it’s illegal to watch or quote Caddyshack. This is what feminism is now.” Bring it on.
Never meet your heroes, and if they’re dead, never catalogue their work; on Man Ray’s Hollywood Album.