Let’s talk about outrageous fashion collections! Ahead of the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show air date, brand exec Ed Razek spoke to Vogue magazine about the annual spectacle and received plenty of criticism in return. Not only did he shade competing intimates brand ThirdLove ? which prompted founder Heidi Zak to take out a full-page, open-letter ad in The New York Times (above) ? he also implied that no one wanted to see a plus-size fashion show and didn’t think transgender models should be included on the runway because it “is a fantasy. It’s a 42-minute entertainment special.” (He later apologized for the remark.) Needless to say, plenty of folks on Twitter, including trans model Carmen Carrera, criticized both Razek and VS after the interview was published.
John Galliano’s Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2000 Collection, “Haute Homeless”, For John Galliano’s Dior Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2000 show, he created a collection based on the homeless Parisians he encountered while running along the Seine. To that end, he presented a bricolage collection of shredded and tattered couture garments that had found objects like mini whiskey bottles and kitchen utensils strung along the models’ waists. Many found homelessness to be a distasteful theme for a haute couture collection where dresses can go for upwards of $50,000 and the resulting criticism prompted Galliano to apologize for upsetting so many, stating that it was not meant to offend but rather celebrate the style of the homeless people he encountered in Paris.
Melania Trump Wears Heels to Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Area, After a deadly and devastating hurricane took place in Houston, the president and the First Lady boarded Air Force One to visit disaster relief areas. Melania was photographed heading to Texas in a pair of tall stiletto heels. It was a move that many social media users found insensitive, as the areas she was scheduled to visit were devastated by flooding. Later, her team said that she brought shoes to change into.
Noted for his peen-peeping garb (see above) Rick Owns has never been shy of pushing the boundaries when it comes to clothes. This was apparent at his show, entitled “Cyclops”, which featured models carrying other (human) models as accessories and backpacks. Besides looking seriously weird, many thought that the stunt dehumanized the models, in a grotesque and monstrous-seeming gesture in keeping with the show’s title. But in fact, it also commented on the fashion industry’s enslavement of people around the world in the pursuit of cheaper and more plentiful garments. The disparity between the makers and the wearers of the clothes was brought into direct visual focus in this bold move by the designer, whose advice to young designers hints at the controversy surrounding his collections: “Learn to not take anyone too seriously and learn to listen to your gut. There are so many ways to learn – not just academically.
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