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Goth Glorified? Antwerp Museum Pays Homage To Black Clothing

Black is the whore of the fashion world. It gets passed around from group to group like nobody’s business. See: Mourners, too-chic for school chicks, little dresses, beatniks, Goths, robbers. A shared cultural and fashion phenomenon, the color (or non-color, if you’re really picky) definitely merits some analysis, which is what you get at Antwerp’s Mode Museum. In a new exhibition titled “Black: Masters of Black in Fashion and Costume”, the museum presents a historical look at black’s function through clothing from designers like Ann Demeulemeester, Givenchy, Chanel, and Gareth Pugh. It also gives consideration to how it’s been used throughout the years in texture, fur, and leather and lace (of course).

One thing we want to know: Do they have a section in there on Hot Topic? Because those kids definitely think they’re important (and hey, the goth look is coming back, or so we hear). [Cool Hunting] Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Vain Men, A Dating Exhibit, And A Ridiculous Lawmaker

  • A U.K. survey found that men spend 30 percent more time trying to look good now than they did five years ago, and they spend an average of 30 minutes getting ready to go out, which is the same amount of time that we spend getting ready, as long as we don’t have to shave our legs. [News.com.au]
  • On February 22 and 29, the Wood County Historical Center and Museum in Toledo, OH, will present “Dating Through the Decades,” an event and exhibit that shows how people dated then and now (and where — i.e., speakeasies and soda shops), as well as love notes, valentines, and wedding dresses from the Victorian era to now. Road trip! [Toledo Free Press]
  • Larry Liston, a state Representative in Colorado, lashed out at unmarried teen parents earlier this week. “In my parents’ day and age, they were sent away, they were shunned, they were called what they are. There was at least a sense of shame,” he said. “…They’re sluts. And I don’t mean just the women. I mean the men, too.” [CW2]
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