Anonymous said: what you think of the Chanel fashion show that just happened?
I think it’s great in some aspects and iffy in others… Some of the signs were well, “signs” of a very exclusive type of feminism
It’s hard to look at the Chanel feminist finale as a really progressive thing because I mean look at the runway, it’s a simple majority of white women whose industry has created and contributes to some of the very problems feminism is trying to repair. It’s not that great other than the fact that it is kind of positive that feminism is “in style”
And also the designer, Karl Lagerfeld, is certainly not a feminist. He has insulted the appearances of many women, as seemingly all fashion designers do. He called Adele too fat and said this about Pippa Middleton ‘I don’t like they sisters face. She should only show her back’.
And not only were most of the women involved white, they were also all skinny to my knowledge. If this show was really aiming to promote feminism than maybe it should have shown some push back against the absurd and, for many, unhealthy beauty standards shamelessly upheld by the fashion industry.
Agreed. To me, it simply was a parade of models showcasing two of the season’s biggest trends: feminism and activism. And with as much applause as this show probably garnered, I can’t help but to cringe. The whole point that the show seemed to give off is that you can wear activism much in the same way that you can wear a Chanel SS/15 coat.