Day: November 16, 2020

Harry Styles wore a dress on the cover of Vogue – and US rightwingers lost it

By André Wheeler

The magazine made history by featuring the musician as its first-ever male cover star – but prominent conservatives voiced disapproval over what he was wearing

On Friday, storied fashion publication US Vogue made history by featuring British pop singer (and former One Direction heartthrob) Harry Styles as its first-ever male cover star.

The cover immediately sparked passionate conversations around masculinity and gendered dressing: Styles dons a voluminous periwinkle blue gown paired with a black tuxedo jacket (both designed by Gucci).

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/nov/16/harry-styles-vogue-cover-dress

      

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Gucci's latest collection revealed in series of films by Gus Van Sant

By Jess Cartner-Morley

Alessandro Michele’s online ‘GucciFest’ replaces pre-Covid catwalk fashion shows

The fashion designer Alessandro Michele, having cancelled Gucci’s catwalk shows during the pandemic, needed a way to showcase his latest collection. The director Gus Van Sant, faced with a film world placed on pause by the closure of cinemas worldwide, needed a new creative project.

Like so many others in 2020, the two found that lockdown life revolves around small screen entertainment. Instead of being paraded along a catwalk, the new Gucci collection is being revealed via a seven-part miniseries for which Van Sant, whose career includes two best director nominations at the Academy Awards, for Good Will Hunting and Milk, travelled to Rome for a 20-day shoot.

The seven episodes of Ouverture of Something That Never Ended follow the eccentric and flamboyantly dressed Silvia, played by Silvia Calderoni, through an esoteric daily routine including a trip to the post office, a shopping spree in a vintage store in Rome and encounters with the pop star Harry Styles and the writer and philosopher Paul B Preciado, who make cameo appearances.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2020/nov/16/gucci-latest-collection-films-gus-van-sant-alessandro-michele

      

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TV style icons of 2020: Schitt's Creek's absolutely fabulous fashion overload

By Hannah Marriott

From sequins and ruched lamé to neoprene, kilts to drop-crotch trousers, we can all learn from mother and son fashionistas Moira and David, clinging to their glory days through more-is-more outfits

You might think Schitt’s Creek is just a show about a wealthy family who lose everything and have to move to a motel they refer to as a “vomit soaked dump”, but I’m here to tell you that it is also a show about fashion. Not since Absolutely Fabulous has a programme used clothing with such humour and precision, deploying a drop-crotch trouser or a dramatic epaulette with the meticulous timing of an exquisitely crafted punchline.

The Rose family’s luxurious wardrobes are the last vestiges of their former lives, their outfits a continual source of hilarity for their checked-shirt-clad small-town neighbours. All four family members are overdressed throughout but it is Moira and David who make it an artform. Nothing says “fish out of water” like the Helmut Lang mohawk hooded sweater David (Dan Levy) wears to a Mennonite farm, or the $3,000 (£2,400) Alexander McQueen frilled mini dress Moira (Catherine O’Hara) wears to waft about in her mouldy motel room.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/nov/16/tv-style-icons-of-2020-schitts-creeks-absolutely-fabulous-fashion-overload

      

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