Over the past several minutes, both Nora and Hayley have had to ask me what I’m watching because I’ve just been lol’ing all over the place in front of my computer over here. Why? Model Files.
A new study ranks the leading fashion brands on Pinterest. And while rankings of brands on social media platforms are pretty common–this one is interesting because the brands themselves don’t really have much to do with their presence, since on Pinterest, all content is user-generated. For instance, Chanel, which does not have an official Pinterest account, ranked number one with 150,000 total shares, 58 million total impressions, and an average 56 pins per day, and 1,244 repins per day.
Last week, after readers complained about a T cover featuring Julia Nobis–whom they felt was disturbingly skinny and young-looking–T EIC Deborah Needleman issued a response to New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan. In it, Needleman mentioned that she had “considered adding some fat to her with Photoshop, but decided that as it is her body, I’d let it be.”
This raised new questions about the New York Times‘ treatment of photography–didn’t the paper of record hold itself to a higher standard than to just Photoshop some fat into (or out of) a model with little more than a second thought?
Turns out it does–but fashion photography is a different story.
This past weekend, the fashion crowd made its annual pilgrimage to Savannah, Georgia for Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)’s senior fashion show–and this year I had the pleasure of being a part of it–and even got to interview Francisco Costa, this year’s recipient of the Andre Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award.
We chatted about Savannah, his own fashion education, career challenges, and celebrity dressing–including his experience outfitting a few A-listers for this month’s Met Gala. Also–expect another mass collaboration in the near future.
Tired of the endless stream of extravagant gowns at Cannes? Yeah, neither are we. But, we felt bad for the step-and-repeating celebs who don’t happen to be in the south of France right now. And they deserve some attention: Liberty Ross looking hotter than ever in Dior? AnnaSophia Robb looking adorable in one of our fave designers Katie Ermilio? Can’t miss.
Click through for that and the rest of our 10 best dressed of the week (Cannes excluded)!
While we see T as more of a fashion magazine, many New York Times subscribers probably don’t. As people who look at images from fashion magazines and runways on a daily basis, we didn’t give this T cover featuring Julia Nobis in a swimsuit and leather jacket a second thought–at least not for any other reason than the impracticality of wearing a leather jacket over a swimsuit.
However, several readers–whose eyes are probably less accustomed than ours to seeing unrealistically thin people everywhere—complained about how shockingly thin and underage Nobis looked on the cover and in the accompanying editorial.
Deborah Needleman, T‘s EIC, however, disagrees.