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Is Fashion Art? (Margiela Couture Makes Us Wonder)

LA Times blogger Elizabeth Snead has a bone to pick with Maison Martin Margiela’s couturiers. She writes:

“The oceans are dying, children are suffering around the world, the ozone is disappearing, and the polar ice caps are melting, and this is the best idea you can come with up for us to wear in a few months? Is it any wonder no one takes high fashion designers’ suggestions to heart anymore?”

Okay, it’s kind of funny and true (in a sad way), but at the same time, this brings us back around to the age old question: When it comes to fashion, and more specifically, to the meticulously crafted works we see during couture week, should we consider it art or, um, just really unwearable clothes? Let’s discuss! Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Make And Wear Dress

In honor of the Sonia Rykiel House’s 40th anniversary, fashion designers like Rodarte and Martin Margiela created special for the show. This creation by Jean Paul Gaultier is the very definition of a “knit” dress. [Sonia Rykiel fashion show; Paris Fashion Week; 10/1/2008] Keep reading »

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