“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
[Photo: Frédérique Veysset]
Oh, you want more monkeys wearing human clothes? OK, fine.
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.]]
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.
News you can use, fashion/journalism people! (FashionBeast is our fashion vertical, so you’ll probably be doing lots o’ tumbling.)