"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.
Is Tavi Gevinson Renouncing Fashion?
In Tavi Gevinson's latest blog post she reflects on her last fashion week experience, the fashion fatigue she experienced (she couldn't muster to strike up a conversation with Anna Wintour when she found herself seated next to the Vogue editrix at the Band of Outsiders show), and how New York fashion week felt "very high schooly" (this from the 14-year-old who is barely in high school). She concludes her meandering, honest and rather poignant reflection by announcing that "my blog is turning away from fashion a little, naturally." She continues, "How depressing would it be if I was that obsessed with only fashion for three years? That's how old my blog will be in a few days. Strange." In between recounting sitting next to Anna Wintour (she describes the experience as unavoidably intimidating "even if you feel, as I did, like one of the only people in the room who isn’t after her job") and her final pronouncement that her blog would shift away from its' fashion focus, there's a bit more about how she got to that place (beyond fashion's "highschooliness" which is totally accurate about the industry):