Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Chanel: de Beauvoir feminism and Sartre existentialism

Source: Elle
One of the most insulting ways designer Karl Lagerfeld (creative director of Chanel) defended his use of exceptionally skinny models was to say "its easy to make clothes look good on a human hanger" - the same man finished the Chanel Spring Summer 2015 show today by holding a mock feminist parade with models such as Cara Delevigne, Kendall (formerly with a Jenner family name), or Gisele Bundchen carrying banners with messages such as "history is her story" or "he for she" (a nod to the Emma Watson recent campaign), or "women's rights are alright"... But smuggled inside those there was "tweed not tweet" (with tweed being the fabric of choice for the house of Chanel). Maybe that last one could be the enduring message considering Lagerfeld had a row with H&M for producing larger sizes of their collaboration together, after all, he wouldn't want to be caught dead dressing someone who was not size zero. Now, how feminist is that?
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