By Priya Elan
Beyoncé wears a head covering in her latest Ivy Park collection and Celine put them on the catwalk. In the coldest week of the year, is there more to the headpiece than staying warm?
Yesterday, The Weeknd (AKA Abel Tesfaye) performed the most dystopian half-time Super Bowl performance in recent memory. In the final act, as Tesfaye sang Blinding Lights, he was surrounded by identically dressed dancers wearing whiteface bandages. For Tesfaye, the bandages were a a statement about celebrity surgery (via his hero Michael Jackson). But at at time when facial coverings have become a hybrid of “safetywear” and fashion, they also served as a comment on how we live now: covered-up, anonymised and defensive.