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Quote of the day: Christian Lacroix



Christian Lacroix System magazine

“For me, the question is: is fashion a way to be like your neighbour or is it a way of being yourself, different from your neighbour? Nothing is ugly nowadays. If you look at everyone’s Instagram accounts, there is beautiful food, beautiful flowers, beautiful muscles… everything is too beautiful. Bring back ugliness! Baudelaire said there is no beauty without something bizarre.”
Christian Lacroix, System magazine issue 13

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGE: Christian Lacroix by Dominique Issermann, System magazine
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Quote of the day: Vanessa Friedman on why fashion matters



Vanesa Friedman on personal style

“It’s a gesture of respect for yourself and those around you. The momentum has been building since the world emerged from pandemic isolation, cycling out of comfort clothing into confusion, tugged toward the allure of the recent FX series about Capote’s “Swans,” and the erstwhile rituals of dress. Remembering what it means to construct the public self.”
Vanessa Friedman on the conviction of personal style, New York Times (unlocked link) (more…)



Barbara Kruger at The Serpentine



Barbara Kruger - The Serpentine Gallery 2024

“I follow Vanderpump Rules, the Housewives of various locales. It’s not about liking it, it’s about seeing how people choose to perform themselves in public. To see the brutality and the cruelty. We’re living in an incredible time — which is a car crash of narcissism and voyeurism.”

Can’t wait to see Barbara Kruger’s Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You at The Serpentine. If anyone can hold up a mirror to society right now, it’s Babs. Buckle up! (more…)



Quote of the day: anonymous ex-Tiffany salesperson



Linda Evangelista by Peter Lindbergh for U.S Vogue, 1989

“If you were scheduled on the main floor, you’re going to get a ton of people who were just looking. On the second floor, which was the silver jewelry, you had a lot more people who were actually buying because it was the entry-level price point. Honestly, anytime someone came in and you heard a British accent, you knew they were going to the silver floor.” (more…)