"At the Dior show, trying to fight my way backstage to get a quote from John Galliano, I nearly fell over a tiny, grey-haired woman who, from the back, I took to be a septuagenarian Japanese fashion fanatic, as she was dressed head-to-toe in Comme des Gar√ßons. When she was ushered into the inner sanctum before me, and turned around, I saw, with a sick lurch, that it was actually Tavi Gevinson...Had I not been so busy trying to attract Galliano’s attention, I would have asked Mr Gevinson why he thought it was right to take his daughter out of school to go to haute couture shows, where she would be treated like a celebrity by paparazzi? Or why he thought it OK for her to model for Pop and Love magazines last year?" -- Sarah Mower weighs in on Tavi in The Telegraph.
Tavi Thinks It's 'Awesome' Her Front Row Seat at Dior Pissed So Many People Off
Three years ago, when Tavi Gevinson attended couture week for the first time at age 13--and sat front row--not everyone in the industry was so psyched. In fact, some critics found her presence rather...irksome, so much so that one Grazia editor even complained the pint-sized blogger's enormous bow was blocking the runway at the Dior Couture show. Not that Tavi's ever been troubled by the hate. Actually, she was kind of pleased with herself for pissing so many people off.