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Book Review: Fashion and Ethics

.    Ethics is not visual. Friend, are you tired of your acquaintances’ self-congratulatory explanation of how they only buy jeans made of organic cotton? Are you confused by the limited ethical practices of do-good companies like Toms, and why your co-worker feels good about buying ten pairs? Have we got the resource for you! Efrat Tseëlon has edited this special edition of the journal Critical …

Parisian Insights: Mannequin – Le Corps de la Mode

Surprisingly, the Musée Galliera has never been as prolific and creative since its closure. The museum proposes not less than three very different exhibitions these days that all take place in various Parisian institutions. I will talk about all three and I’m starting right away with Mannequin: Le Corps de la Mode (Models: Fashion Bodies), an original and aesthetic exhibition that explores the history of …

Global Mode: Models vs. Engineers

With the immigration bill all over the news, interesting factoids come to light. Did you know that: “The percentage of visas made available … to natives of any single foreign state for any fiscal year shall not exceed 7 percent“? China and Iceland are both allotted the same number of work visas to the United States each year, for example; some American attempts at visa …

Mature Models: An Oxymoron?

After the Huffington Post informed me Carmen Dell’Orefice, Oldest Working Model, Turns 80, I crinkled my nose, wondering why this is headline news, and furthermore, why a Huffington author would lead the story with “An 80-year-old model sounds like a fashion oxymoron”? In fact, it doesn’t sound like an oxymoron to me at all, but perhaps that’s because I’m familiar with the history of fluctuating …

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