2009 October 16
Links of The Daily
Back to Blackface?[The Daily Beast]
"Maybe a boycott is in order…I’m not big on punishment but they need a good smack."—Russell Simmons on the new French Vogue cover, featuring Lara Stone in blackface
Designers Hope that Sexy Sells [WSJ]
When it comes to appeasing the masses, designers bank on sexy selling. We’re seeing an increase of "micro miniskirts, transparent blouses, pointy ‘Mad Men’ bras, and panties worn as shorts."
Sportswear Carries Urgency of the Moment on Fashion Runways [NY Times]
"Sportswear is a smart response to the economic turmoil of the last year. It is modest and quietly confident…Its defining quality is jauntiness. And who doesn’t want to look jaunty these days?"
Pharrell Turns Curator With An Exhibition In Paris [ELLE UK] The singer is piecing together 40 pieces of work in an homage to independent women...Grace Coddington On Nudes And Being...
Each year it's a Glee-worthy spectacle as FIT students flock to the wall outside the Great Hall in the school's Pomerantz building to see if their names are on the almighty list of...
Z Zegna has been handpicked to be this year’s guest label at Pitti Uomo, the menswear trade show based in Florence, Italy. Befittingly, the label and its parent company, The Zegna...