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“The Rites of Fashion”  Yves St. Laurent

There was an almost macabre air about the pale, gawky young man with the luminous eyes and the slim hands; they were fragile hands, as delicate as the stalks of white iris, and his long, lank hair, carefully tinted in a flat russet, fell down in the back over his starched white collar, and over the templates of his heavy, wide-lensed eyeglasses.  He had well-shaped ears, a prominent, almost patrician nose, and a wide, full-lipped, sensual mouth.  When he spoke, it was in a hushed and diffident tone, the kind of voice one associates with an undertaker.  He said: “Allons, mes enfants, il faut commencer…”

Newsweek August 12, 1963

nwkarchivist:

“The Rites of Fashion”  Yves St. Laurent

There was an almost macabre air about the pale, gawky young man with the luminous eyes and the slim hands; they were fragile hands, as delicate as the stalks of white iris, and his long, lank hair, carefully tinted in a flat russet, fell down in the back over his starched white collar, and over the templates of his heavy, wide-lensed eyeglasses.  He had well-shaped ears, a prominent, almost patrician nose, and a wide, full-lipped, sensual mouth.  When he spoke, it was in a hushed and diffident tone, the kind of voice one associates with an undertaker.  He said: “Allons, mes enfants, il faut commencer…”

Newsweek August 12, 1963

Cabral, 30, has an almost perfectly balanced face with a broad forehead, an impeccable complexion, dark-brown skin, buzz cut hair and Barack Obama ears. His look is at once clean-cut and dramatic. In the parlance of fashion aesthetics and casting directors, he can be described as both exotic and boy-next-door.
We were with you until the Barack Obama ears.
That awkward moment when you wear the same color dress as the wife of your husband’s opponent. 
[IMPORTANT UPDATE! It was for breast cancer awareness. So let’s change that headline to “That awkward moment when you think it was an awkward moment but it really was a beautiful, awesome break from the fighting. Sorry we didn’t know that. - BR]
[[PROBABLY EQUAL IMPORTANT NUMBER 2! It hasn’t been confirmed anywhere that they actually wore pink for breast cancer awareness month. But it’s likely? So I guess we’ll see tomorrow when this inevitably gets reported.]]

That awkward moment when you wear the same color dress as the wife of your husband’s opponent. 

[IMPORTANT UPDATE! It was for breast cancer awareness. So let’s change that headline to “That awkward moment when you think it was an awkward moment but it really was a beautiful, awesome break from the fighting. Sorry we didn’t know that. - BR]

[[PROBABLY EQUAL IMPORTANT NUMBER 2! It hasn’t been confirmed anywhere that they actually wore pink for breast cancer awareness month. But it’s likely? So I guess we’ll see tomorrow when this inevitably gets reported.]]

The fashion industry simply loves a skinny young girl. And for the average woman, fashion continues to deliver a brutal, frustrating fantasy. But are the models to blame for women’s psychic battering?
So asks Robin Givhan in this week’s Newsweek, where she argues a model’s size doesn’t matter. Rather, fashion’s true sin is that the industry peddles dissatisfaction.
Does this promote domestic violence?

Though Seymour doesn’t appear to be in pain, Sanctuary for Families, Safe Horizon, Equality Now, and the New York chapter of the National Organization for Women say the image connotes domestic violence with sex and glamour. The groups have reportedly written a letter to Condé Nast’s chairman and editorial director, blasting them for promoting choking as “a sign of passion rather than violence” and asking that the magazine be pulled from newsstands. They’ve already received some 200 signatures on their online petition on Change.org backing up their request. “Choking is not a fashion statement,” the letter reads, “and certainly not something that should be used to sell magazines.”

Does this promote domestic violence?

Though Seymour doesn’t appear to be in pain, Sanctuary for Families, Safe Horizon, Equality Now, and the New York chapter of the National Organization for Women say the image connotes domestic violence with sex and glamour. The groups have reportedly written a letter to Condé Nast’s chairman and editorial director, blasting them for promoting choking as “a sign of passion rather than violence” and asking that the magazine be pulled from newsstands. They’ve already received some 200 signatures on their online petition on Change.org backing up their request. “Choking is not a fashion statement,” the letter reads, “and certainly not something that should be used to sell magazines.”

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dailybeastwest:

Into the Belly of The Beast: Welcome to the Daily Beast West Tumblr, more content from The Daily Beast’s roaring Fashion and Entertainment verticals. Here, we’ll give you an extension of what we’re featuring on our culture verticals: Sexy Beast, Fashion Beast and The Royalist. What to expect? Our own Instagrams, gifs and photographs — and, of course, the Best from the Rest of the Web. Follow us and stay tuned. 
(VICTORIA BECKHAM RTW - SPRING 2013)

New Tumblr alert! Our awesome entertainment and fashion vertical has made the Tumblr plunge with TONS of original fashion gifs from fashion week. Go on and reblog your favorite. 

Welcome to tumblr, SexyBeast! Click to follow.

cheatsheet:

dailybeastwest:

Into the Belly of The Beast: Welcome to the Daily Beast West Tumblr, more content from The Daily Beast’s roaring Fashion and Entertainment verticals. Here, we’ll give you an extension of what we’re featuring on our culture verticals: Sexy Beast, Fashion Beast and The Royalist. What to expect? Our own Instagrams, gifs and photographs — and, of course, the Best from the Rest of the Web. Follow us and stay tuned. 

(VICTORIA BECKHAM RTW - SPRING 2013)

New Tumblr alert! Our awesome entertainment and fashion vertical has made the Tumblr plunge with TONS of original fashion gifs from fashion week. Go on and reblog your favorite

Welcome to tumblr, SexyBeast! Click to follow.