Anna Wintour, Virginia Smith, Sally Singer and Grace Coddington attend the Rag & Bone Women's fall 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Skylight Studios at Moynihan Station on February 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
If you've opened a women's magazine recently, then you probably know what's in this season. "Investment" fashion!
A good thing: addressing healthy weight in the Fashion world. A seriously mixed message: doing it in Vogue.
Behind its Photoshop-of-Horrors cover, this month's Vogue is packed with the type of supposedly socially responsible content that's been its wont lately. But as regular Vogue readers already know, everything — including social responsibility — is easier when you're rich.
It's back to the
future indeterminate past this season at Vogue. The page-count is vintage 1991, the styling is vintage 40s, but the direct inspiration for most of the fashion spreads is...somewhat more recent. Let's trace the anxiety of influence!
There is something almost touchingly prelapsarian about The September Issue, R. J. Cutler's documentary about the making of the biggest ever issue of American Vogue.
The recession is shaking the fashion industry's foundations. Last fall's 85% discounts begat this spring's layoffs. Magazines have folded, labels have shuttered, and consumer spending continues to fall. Anna Wintour thinks this could be solved with a spot of price-fixing.