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no tom ford, no thanks.
Join Date: Nov 2003
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i do believe that some fashion journalists have agendas and believe themselves to be some sort of divine oracles. it's fifty times easier to find something negative to say about a collection than to write something positive. especially in america, we have an obsession with building people up only to sell papers and get ratings when it's time to tear them down.
i love the new york times and cathy horyn remains an outstanding writer, but she does cross that line many times into commentary that's uncalled for. i truly admire suzy menkes, but i feel that she has a very specific vision for how women should or should not dress; she judges shows with a very small lens that doesn't always comport with the way real women actual dress.
on the complete flip side, i think the way that ediatrix anna wintour and her crew judge shows remains the model by which other should follow. if it's a good show, talk about it, photograph it, push the look. if it's bad, simply omit it. to get left out of the pages of vogue seems to hurt far more than a negative sentence would and it leaves the personalities and the grudges out of it.
everything is never quite enough.
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