Two months before the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute show dedicated to Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada opens, the New Yorker's Judith Thurman has a lengthy story about the show. It appears Thurman didn't get to speak to Prada for the piece, but she did interview the curators. And perhaps best of…
- Nicki Minaj is on the cover of V, looking like a sort of Keith Haring painting come to life. She's so wild, that Nicki Minaj! And lest you think there's some crafty behind-the-scenes Svengali calling the stylistic shots, Minaj says:
- Beth Ditto is designing another Evans collection. Last time the singer held fast to the 80s, with sometimes mixed results, but the range that will hit stores in September counts everything from Victoriana to "Noughties body-con" as an influence. [Telegraph]
To tie in with the Met's upcoming Costume Intitute show, Vogue produced an editorial (allegedly) offering modern takes on classic American fashion. Vogue calls them "historic archetypes of our national style." We call them reductive stereotypes of bygone ages.
Homage, inspiration, and knock-off are adjoining territories, and not yet satisfactorily explored. Like obscenity or other great things in life, most people feel they know a rip-off when they see it. Well, take a look: