“Fast-fashion” retailers H&M, Zara and Forever 21 have exploited desperately impoverished people around the world to make trendy clothing “cheaper than ever, and cheap clothing is trendier than ever," says John Oliver, host of HBO's “Last Week Tonight."
Apparently Texas Gov. Rick Perry is taking a beating from his state's answer to the fashionista, in the form of land commissioner and fellow Republican Jerry Patterson.
There was a time, around a decade ago, when American Apparel's brand seemed to be enhanced, at least on the business side, by the pervy sensibility of its founder and charismatic leader, Dov Charney. Those days have apparently passed.
The comedian, who received the ironically titled Oracle Award from GQ last week, went on to poke fun at his hosts, the fashion world and event sponsor Hugo Boss, who made the Nazis "look fucking fantastic." He was banned from the afterparty. Judging by this video of his speech, Brand probably welcomed the disinvitation.
You shouldn't have to be good looking to sell clothes, says France's official human rights organization, which is investigating clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch.
It's hard not to imagine a genuine punk rocker gagging a little bit on the Metropolitan Museum of Art's new exhibition "PUNK: Chaos to Couture."
Fox News used the words "deceiving" and "dazzling" to describe Paul Ryan's speech at the GOP convention; British support of possible American military intervention in Syria could signal another blunder as terrible as the Iraq War; meanwhile, Israeli ex-soldiers finally admit to heinous treatment of Palestinian children. These discoveries and more after the jump.
Fashionistas are a funny lot, sometimes unintentionally so, and often given to talking about the rag trade and all things stylish in highfalutin' terms. Here we have some from that set -- and a couple of outliers, including Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges -- holding forth about the nuanced relationship between fashion and OWS.
There may be untold millions of onetime Obama boosters whose feelings of hope have significantly diminished since, say, November 2008 -- and with good reason. But on Tuesday night, one of the president's celebrity supporters, Scarlett Johansson, showed she's still willing to stump for Obama at a gathering in New York that brought fashionistas and politicos together.
Granted, he is the head designer at Chanel, and haute couture has never been about realism or frugality, but Karl Lagerfeld might do well to drop his socioeconomic commentary to the level of a whisper breathed to like-minded luxe junkies from behind a lacy fan in Paris.