Getting to a fashion show, especially in Paris, is a little bit like running a gauntlet. First, you have to find where you're going, then you have to battle your way through the really good street style photographers who hang out on the perimeter of the venue to get the best shots, then you encounter a literal mob of Japanese photographers before dealing with the French security guards who couldn't care less who/what/why you're there. Tim Blanks tackled the issue for Style.com - or at least attempted to. He caught Sarah Rutson, Anne Christensen and Natalie Massenet discussing the pros and cons of the street style phenomenon but didn't manage to talk to a single street style photog. The best part comes when he asks Anna Della Russo why it's such a thing now and she says, "People want to see fashion on the real people." Seriously?
Tim Blanks on the Street Style Phenomenon: 'It Makes Monsters, It Doesn't Make Gods'
And the fashion circus debate continues. The latest to weigh in is Garage magazine--except instead of bemoaning or celebrating the street style phenomenon one way or another, they merely explore it in this thoughtful new video featuring Tim Blanks, Tommy Ton, Phil Oh (in a bathtub!), Susie Lau and many others. As one might expect, opinions run the gamut.