Several disturbing clothing lines list! 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.
Curvy Models Speak Out About Victoria’s Secret Lack of Size Diversity, Despite the fact that the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Runway was the most diverse VS model cast ever in terms of race, when it came to size, it was anything but. Models like Ashley Graham took to social media to publicly denounce the choice, but the brand has yet to even acknowledge the criticism.
Controversy King, late punky London designer Alexander McQueen, seemed to earn his crown with each and every fashion show he presented. One of the most reverberant shows was his Spring/Summer 2000 collection, which remains relevant and provocative today. The show featured as part of New York fashion week and seemed destined to shake things up. As though McQueen was some kind of vengeful angel or Prospero-like wizard, the show coincided with the night of Hurricane Floyd. Throughout his career, McQueen faced accusations of misogyny, despite creating some of the fiercest garments for women out there. He flung us into an ambivalent world in shows like Eye, which dealt with the theme of Western fears of Islam. Years after the designer’s death from taking his own life, it seems like the East and West are still struggling with reconciliation. Many of the clothes in the show directly referenced traditional Islamic dress and were particularly controversial because they included sexualized versions of the niqaab. During the finale, models in burqas flew over a bed of nails that had risen from the floor. Drama.
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