^^^ Lola and I were having this conversation on another thread, and it’s very much an entire system of mediocrity (that’s fulled by the need to maximize profit by appealing to the widest— and lowest common denominators in these days of globalized fashion): Lazy and tepid editors and CDs/ADs hyping lesser designers, whom in turn work with mediocre photographers, whom in turn never bother to make the effort to push models to do more than just stand there blankly (because apparently "diversity" is enough these days for a fashion show/editorial). And everybody is afraid to offend SJWs on SM for fear of being cancelled, so everything is so safe and generic and instantly accessible with their branding. There’s never been a more shallow and vapid time in this industry than now-- despite ll the in-your-face white knighting. How can this new generation of fashion audience feel insulted by such mediocre offerings when this is all that’s around them and it’s all they’re aware of…??? Have a gander at the vintage magazine threads— in particular Franca’s VI, and the astounding level of creativity, intelligence and fearlessness in daring to provoke and challenge social norms through HF is so very potent in those imageries 20-30 years alter: My heart leaps a beat whenever someone post new imagery from that golden era of HF.