on red carpet shite

The red carpet edits on some mags really, really, really make me want to shout and throw them away on the window (behold my people, glossy Vogue confetti!!)
Those celebs wearing borrowed designer clothes, the applauding  brainwashed plebe, the lights and flashes of the photographers, the PR's, the PA's and all the other acronyms that exist  in the corporate dictionary.
Plus, the clothes are,in its majority, nov even pretty. They are just over the top and silly. The intricate details, beading and lace work and embellishments always remind me of the countless hours and months of a team of seamstresses, working their asses off and in the end some untalented celebrity will wear that dress to advertise a designer.
The Met Ball Punk red carpet pushed my buttons this time. Can't really explain why, but it did.
Punk was created by a bunch of misfit, underemployed kids as a response to an ill society. Capitalism was the main target, and now, 40 years after, there you have. Punk celebrated on the red carpet, punk celebrated as a trend, a passing fashion. An expensive fashion. Pop will eat itself and you better kill your idols. Now.

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7 comentários:

Bethan said...

I really hate to burst your ranting bubble but Vivienne Westwood IS definitely punk. Research into her history and when/how she first started then you will realise that she was probably the only punk on that red carpet.

Joanna said...

Hey Bethan, sorry to disagree I think she's senile.

Dahlia said...

Yeah, I'm afraid I disagree too on Vivienne Westwood. She might not be a musician but with McLaren, she had the biggest influence on the British punk movement. They basically created the Sex Pistols which pushed the movement upfront and inspired a whole set of great punk and post-punk bands (the clash, siouxsie, joy division, etc.). Without the Sex shop, you wouldn't have the Bromley Contingent. Still today, her stance on antiestablishement that is sent through her collections remain.

LapindeLune said...

Haha, I love you!
Also, thanks for sharing the Kurt Geiger pointed toe shoes in previous post. I need them in my life.

Katie said...

Yes!

womansblues said...

You're so right, I felt outraged when I saw the Met thing. Not punk at all. And about Vivien Westwood, she WAS punk, she was in the punk scene and was vital for it, but that was then and this is now.

Rev.v.AME said...

One can appreciate her fashion design bit, but anyone who thinks of her as 'Punk' is a deluded moron. (Sorry, but really 'do your research'.? The more you research on her, the more you will become hatin' her.!)

She was a mean old hag and I believe still is, and will be until she gets buried 6 feet under. Am not disrespectful, but I do recommend those who 'think' her as one of those 'Punk Pioneers' to read: England's Dreaming by Jon Savage / ROTTEN: No Irish, No Dogs, No Blacks by John Lydon / Stand and Deliver by Adam Ant / Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century by Greil Marcus ... and many more.! Do your research and get the right fact.

 

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