GLAM SCOOP: Amy Winehouse’s Dad Angry Over Jean Paul Gaultier Tribute, Fashion Week New Restrictions, Beyonce College Course
Thank the fashion gods it’s Friday! Glamazons, what’s on your weekend agenda? I plan to indulge in foodie delights of course and shoe shop. My two favorite things!
For your reading pleasure, I have your daily dose of fashion and beauty news!
CFDA Announces Fashion Week Guideline Regulations
Last season during New York Fashion Week, there was controversy surrounding the age of models participating in the shows which led to restrictions that no model under the age of 16 could walk in the shows (though underage models still managed to participate!). Now, Diane von Furstenberg, president of the CFDA, has issued a new list of guidelines that must be met below:
- Educate the industry to identify the early warning signs in an individual at risk of developing an eating disorder.
- Encourage models who may have an eating disorder to seek professional help in order to continue modeling. And models who are receiving professional help for an eating disorder should not continue modeling without that professional’s approval.
- Develop workshops for the industry (including models and their families) on the nature of eating disorders, how they arise, how we identify and treat them, and complications if they are untreated.
- Support the well-being of younger individuals by not hiring models under the age of sixteen for runway shows; not allowing models under the age of eighteen to work past midnight at fittings or shoots; checking IDs to ensure that models are the appropriate age; providing regular breaks and rest. Consult the applicable labor laws found at www.labor.state.ny.us when working with models under sixteen.
- Supply healthy meals, snacks, and water backstage and at shoots and provide nutrition and fitness education.
- Promote a healthy backstage environment by raising the awareness of the impact of smoking and tobacco-related disease among women, ensuring a smoke-free environment, and address underage drinking by prohibiting alcohol.
WOW. What do you think of the guidelines? Are they fair? Is the CFDA being too intrusive? Discuss. [Fashionista]
Amy Winehouse’s Dad Is Not Too Happy with Jean Paul Gaultier Tribute
While our own Glamazon Channing and much of the fashion industry lauded Jean Paul Gaultier’s couture collection dedicated to the late Amy Winehouse, her father found it highly upsetting. He spoke to The Sun, a British newspaper, to express his distaste for Gaultier’s presentation:
The family were upset to see those pictures, they were a total shock. We’re still grieving for her loss, and we’ve had a difficult week with the six month anniversary of Amy’s death. To see her image lifted wholesale to sell clothes was a wrench we were not expecting or consulted on … We’re proud of her influence on fashion but find black veils on models, smoking cigarettes with a barbershop quartet singing her music in bad taste. It portrays a view of Amy when she was not at her best and glamorises some of the more upsetting times in her life. That’s upsetting for her family.
Though it’s clear Gaultier loved Amy’s style and felt his collection was paying homage, it does capitalize off her darker period so it makes sense her family could find the tribute hurtful. What do you think of Gaultier’s tribute, Glamazons? [Washington Post]
Rutgers University Offers Course on Beyonce
In case the perpetual media circus isn’t enough and you’re in need of more Beyonce news, you can head on over to Rutgers University for the new Beyonce course they are offering. Yes, you read that right. Bey has shimmied her way into the college classroom. Kevin Allred, a post-doc in Women’s and Gender studies, uses Bey to dissect race and gender politics in America. Here are topics for discussion in Bey’s course, “Politicizing Beyonce”:
“Decoding the Heteronormativity of Putting a Ring on It”
“All Black Everything: Race, Ethnicity and the Child from the Child from Destiny’s Child”
“The Liminal Negotiation of Dancing in High-Heels”
“Politics, Gender and the Struggle for Being Ready for This Jelly”
“Power, Identity, and Thought in ‘If I Were a Boy”
“99 Problems with 99 Problems But a Bitch Ain’t One.”
Sounds interesting, right? Glamazons, would you take this course? [Paper Mag]
Models Become Works of Iconic Art
IMG’s upcoming New York Fashion Week show packages consists of 54 models including the likes of Joan Smalls and Karolina Kurkova imposed into iconic pieces of art. This package will be sent to fashion week casting directors and designers so they can decide who will walk in their shows. Isn’t Joan giving so much face in this shot? Love.
Glamazons, are you ready for Fashion Week yet? Do you LOVE these images? [Modelina]
Demi Moore Suffers Seizure
Demi Moore was apparently rushed to the hospital due to substance abuse, as we reported Wednesday. It turns out that the hospital rush was a result of a seizure that she had, which several media outlets are reporting occurred due to drugs she was taking. Scary! Our hearts go out to her and her family, hope she gets well ASAP! [NY Mag]
H&M Sales Drop Significantly
Even though H&M has some of the most iconic designer collaborations from Versace to Marni, the fashion giant is actually experiencing a drop in profits, of %15 to be exact. Hmm…what could account for this drop? Have you shopped at H&M lately, Glamazons? [Huffington Post]
Love & Fashion,