150 Fashion Icons From All Over the World – Most Stylish Female Celebrities of All Time

Question: What does it mean to be “fashionable?” (Especially if you are wearing something no one else has – or can even have?)

The international editors of Harper’s Bazaar select the best-dressed women in the world.

Source: 150 Fashion Icons From All Over the World – Most Stylish Female Celebrities of All Time

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Hedi Slimane Is Out at Saint Laurent—These In-and-Out Creative Directorships Can’t Be Good for the Fashion Business – Vogue

File under “Death of Fashion”? The end of the “big name designer” is now officially upon us, it would seem (it’s been coming for a decade at least.) But yet again the changing landscape seems to be taking the World of Fashion by surprise…. (Why?)

“We’re accustomed to witnessing the revolving door at struggling heritage labels. Less so at the top echelons of brands.”

Source: Hedi Slimane Is Out at Saint Laurent—These In-and-Out Creative Directorships Can’t Be Good for the Fashion Business – Vogue

Why Stage Fashion Shows? 

Here´s an interesting contribution to the “death of fashion” discussion. Could it be that the catwalk show is now becoming redundant? That would indeed signal the end of an era, wouldn’t it? I think we should keep a close watch on this…

Increasingly faced with a choice, designers have been embracing — or rejecting — the changing role of fashion shows.

Source: Why Stage Fashion Shows? | Week in Review | BoF

A Spacey Flight of Fancy at Prada | Fashion Show Review, Spring 2016 | BoF

A resistant market? Well, there’s something to think about. “No one left to dress,” said Balenciaga, when he left the business. “No one to play with” said Yves…

Miuccia Prada wove more of her eerily dissociative magic, but will it cast its spell on a market that seems increasingly resistant to such blandishments?

Source: A Spacey Flight of Fancy at Prada | Fashion Show Review, Spring 2016 | BoF

Alta Moda’s Luxurious Fashion Show – The New Yorker

Here is side of the “fashion world” that is rather different from the one in my last post. How is it that these two worlds can be the same place? (Can they?)

On the Italian Riviera, Dolce & Gabbana’s wealthiest clients dance, drink, and compete to buy couture.

Source: Alta Moda’s Luxurious Fashion Show – The New Yorker

It’s Oscars Night!

Here’s an interesting article on the occasion of Oscars Night. (Actually it gets more interesting as you go along. You just have to get through the first bit….)
The quotation to think about comes toward the end:

So powerful is the potential for Oscar glory for fashion brands that Tom Ford withdrew from his London fashion week catwalk presentation last week to focus his attention on dressing the stars at the Dolby Theatre

“He was angry that the two events clashed,” says Catherine Hayward, fashion director at Esquire magazine. “So he made a strategic decision not to show his collection because he would also miss out on crucial press coverage – in media terms, nothing can compete with the Oscars now.”

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/feb/22/leading-men-do-battle-on-scars-red-carpet-eddie-redmayne-fashion