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.
The Princess and the Peacock: We're Still Not Over Suzy vs. Susie
"So do you want to talk about this?" asks Leah. This being Suzy Menkes' "Circus of Fashion" article from T, which turned into this "Blog is a Dirty Word" manifesto from Leandra Medine, which rolled into this "Sad Clown" response from Susie Lau. (A Times story called "My Look, My Ego, My Brand" snuck in there, as well, as did a piece questioning whether fashion bloggers have gone "too far" on The Daily Beast.) So what do I think about this? I think I need some whiskey.