While there’s been a lot of talk about the absence of women of color on catwalks, there’s been precious little progress. Agonizing, incremental progress. Black girls are still given token slots on runways (usually two, at most) and the same goes for Asian women. When multiple black girls are cast, it’s often as a statement–like, for example, when Alber Elbaz sent a troop of black models clad in tropical prints down Lanvin’s Spring 2011 runway. As a finale. More
Topic: Philipp Plein
Milan Fashion Week is drawing to a close–which means the next round of Spring 2014 collections are around the corner in Paris. Here’s what the industry–Anna Wintour, Anna Dello Russo, Carine Roitfeld, Emmanuelle Alt–wore, along with the front row’s fanciest–Cate Blanchett, Freida Pinto, Blake Lively, Amber Heard–and even a few supermodels (Kate Moss, Karolina Kurkova, Bianca Balti). More
Was this a case of good accessorizing or simply poor taste? More
The newly released spring 2013 Philipp Plein ad campaign is such a mixed bag of “hell yes” and “hell no” that I’m not even sure I can look at it anymore. I like it, you see, because it features Brazilian model Lea T, who is cool and beautiful. I dislike it because it features Terry Richardson and twincest. (Yes, twincest.) It also contains Poppy Delevingne, but I have yet to form any strong feelings about her, so that’s neither here nor there. Click through to see what’s got me so ambivalent. More
A new ad campaign from Philipp Plein features the extremely sexy Ed Westwick (he’s Chuck Bass!) in all sorts of titillating poses with model Sabrina Nait. Why, it’s almost like by buying these clothes, people are not merely purchasing a ridiculously overpriced version of normal clothes, but an aspirational vision of youth and beauty that’s been subconsciously planted in their…wait, never mind. Terry Richardson is there. It’s all fake, and everything’s fucked, and you should probably just buy regular priced clothes.
At least, that’s what this very effective ad campaign says to me! More
Lindsay Lohan is the face of a new campaign for designer Philipp Plein, and some of the images of the starlet were released today. More