Topic: Fashion Industry

7 Lessons From A Former Model On Food, Fashion And Change

7 Lessons From A Former Model On Food, Fashion And Change

Georgina Wilkin was a former promising fashion model who worked with brands like Prada before she, like many others, developed a serious eating disorder. She is now 23 years old, retired from modeling and still struggling with body image and food problems due to her experience in fashion. Wilkin spoke frankly with The Telegraphabout eating disorders, modeling and what casting directors and agents must start doing in order for there to be positive change. More »

An Extremely Pregnant Kim Kardashian Lands The Cover Of CR Fashion Book

An Extremely Pregnant Kim Kardashian Lands The Cover Of CR Fashion Book

We supposed it started with the Met Gala. Then that L’Officiel cover with Kane West where the couple appeared to be having sex. Now, Kim Kardashian‘s weird, inexplicably effective circling of high fashion’s periphery has brought her to the cover of CR Fashion Book, the fancy collectable high fashion bible from Carine Roitfeld. If this isn’t a sign of the fashion industry’s shameful lack of originality Kim’s unexpected versatility, nothing is. More »

I Own 43 Slaves, According To Slavery Footprint, But Not Sure How I Feel About This

I Own 43 Slaves, According To Slavery Footprint, But Not Sure How I Feel About This

This month’s Popular Science features a website, Slavery Footprint, which allows you to calculate just how many “slaves” work for you—slave meaning someone who makes the items you own, usually under horrid circumstances. The site calculates an assortment of variables: clothing owned, food eaten and sourced, gadgets owned, jewelry worn, etc. The website even asks your gender and race, though it specifies that these variables have no effect on your score. It’s actually really enlightening—and scary. More »

Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz On Hedi Slimane: ‘We Just Have to Give Him Time to Really Build a Story’

Lanvin's Alber Elbaz On Hedi Slimane: âWe Just Have to Give Him Time to Really Build a Storyâ

Lanvin creative director, design collaboration superstar and all-around loveable fashion gnome Alber Elbaz did time at the British Vogue Festival this weekend–and Simon Burstein, CEO of London luxury boutique Browns, saw fit to ask Elbaz what he thought of Hedi Slimane‘s critically-derided, commercially viable collections for the newly revamped house of Saint Laurent.

Elbaz, ever the diplomat, replied… More »

‘We Already Found One Black Girl. We Don’t Need You Anymore.’

'We Already Found One Black Girl. We Don't Need You Anymore.'

As we have noted many times, the fashion industry is notably slow to change its ways. From stereotypical, historically racist earrings by major designers to its continuously excused use of blackface on white models, fashion to barely using black models in runway shows has somehow not gotten the memo that racial diversity exists and the racism is — to put it lightly — “so out.” Even Victoria’s Secret model Chanel Iman openly admits to dealing with racism in fashion. More »