remember when karl lagerfeld said that adele was “a little too fat”
and congratulated carine roitfeld for having julia turn out the way she did because “it would have been difficult to have an ugly daughter”
and said on french television that “the hole in social security, it’s also [due to] all the diseases caught by people who are too fat”
and the CLASSIC “nobody wants to see round women on the catwalk”
and then, for spring-summer 2015, he sends dozens of 6-foot-something models (out of 85, I counted 12 models of colour) out in his distorted version of a feminist protest and people are like lol so feminist so fashion all is forgiven tbh!!!
I DID NOT EXPECT THIS
I can’t entirely connect Galliano with MMM, especially in relation to the image of the brand as well as in comparison to Martin Margiela himself.
This is so unexpected and such an interesting match, Galliano’s comeback with MMM will definitely be something to look forward to (in both positive and worrisome light, I suppose, in that Galliano has returned to fashion and hopefully he does not hinder the image/style associated to MMM).
my life has gotten hectic. with school starting again plus having recently gotten a job in retail and extracurricular club commitment and museum volunteer, this is a struggle to balance. but i’m not complaining (well i do after work sometimes because i’m exhausted and hungry) since i have put myself in this situation and i know i can handle it (i am surprisingly not stressed out or panicking over my busy schedule rn, busy keeps me on track). and i just feel that my university life has gotten more productive.
i am so behind on whatever’s happening in fashion because spring 2015 started and we’re already at london and i’ve got no time to keep up with the fashion calendar.
I have often spoken of what I call the inadequate imagery of today’s civilization. I have the impression that the images that surround us today are worn out; they are abused and useless and exhausted. They are limping and dragging themselves behind the rest of our cultural evolution. When I look at the postcards in tourist shops and the images and advertisements that surround us in magazines or I turn on the television, or if I walk into a travel agency and see those huge posters with that same tedious image of the Grand Canyon on them, I truly feel there is something dangerous emerging here.
…As a race we have become aware of certain dangers that surround us. We comprehend, for example, that nuclear power is a real danger for mankind, that over-crowding of the planet is the greatest of all. We have understood that the destruction of the environment is another enormous danger. But I truly believe that the lack of adequate imagery is a danger of the same magnitude. It is as serious a defect as being without memory. What have we done to our images? What have we done to our embarrassed landscapes? I have said this before and will repeat it again as long as I am able to talk: if we do not develop adequate images we will die out like dinosaurs.
Digital avatars or virtual humans produced through 3D body scanning and animation software to replace models. (ScienceDaily, Dazed & Confused)
It’s a fascinating technological development, but it’s a scary thought that technology is becoming more and more powerful and that attempts are constantly being made to replace human activity. Removing any human hand/labour/action with digital, robotic minds is worrisome. I don’t think it could totally remove us from what we are doing or completely overrule our jobs. It will need a lot of time for such innovation to really take over the fashion industry or performing arts or sports, as mentioned in the article. I don’t know how advanced the avatars may be, but I just can’t get my head around the idea of watching a runway with un-human beings who doesn’t have the “real” mind and “real” behaviourial characteristics as that of a human (although this can be argued that avatars are created from imitations of humans, but that’s more discussion). But it’s something to think about, I’m still not sure about this.