Balenchiaga’s T-shirt shirt, Asian ladies make Allure and Paris Jackson walks out on Dior

Balenciaga. T-shirt shirtFrom time to time so much is happening in the moda world we have to present a few stories across one blog. Here are three of the latest.

Nobody puts fashion in fashion quite like Balenciaga. From skirts that resemble car mats to oversized “car coats” to scarves and clutches, the brand recently presented their T-shirt shirt. The over-thousand dollar item is really unlike most other haute couture this company (or any other designer) has produced. The tee is a long-sleeve button down attached to another tee and is part of the company’s Autumn 2018 collection.

In fashion magazine news, Allure revealed three covers for its upcoming June “Hair Issue.” Those covers feature Asian models Soo Joo Park, Fei Fei Sun and Fernanda Ly. Only two people of Asian descent have graced an Allure cover in the nearly 30-year life span of the magazine; actress Lucy Liu in November 2000, and Olivia Munn in the May 2014 issue. As the magazine’s editor-in-chief Michelle Lee, and Asian American remarked on this decidedly sign-of-the-time, yet what she obvious feels is still a lackluster move: “We’ve made a real effort to celebrate diversity on all platforms of Allure in the past two years. But, my God, only two covers?”

Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris walked out of a Dior fashion show in France this week. Set to walk for the Dior Couture spring/summer 2019 Cruise collection, the 20-year-old model said on Twitter:

“To be clear, I did not ‘storm out’ of the show. I quietly got up and walked out trying my hardest to not cause a scene, because I do not support animals being branded and whipped.”

Paris is referring to the how she came to view the horses used in the show. The women riding horses in the Dior show were sitting side saddle and therefore had to use a crop on the animals to get them to walk straight. The conditions-pouring rain with no covering-also made matters worse for the presentation.

Paris claims she is still a fan of Dior.

Laverne Cox Is Naked And Making History…Again

laverne-cox-768Nude models in magazines still seem to take center blog space; you’d think by now we’d have all gotten our fill of naked men and women…or at least tittering about them. Still Kendall Jenner showing a little nipple in the current issue of GQ, Selena Gomez’s stripping in V Magazine makes news, as if this is the first time a celeb/model/reality star has flashed a little breast flesh or booty. But there are times when a naked body does cause a stir and more than just because the person in question is appearing nudity. In fact, maybe the nude is making news for the right reasons in the current case of Laverne Cox’s nude shot in the latest issue of Allure.

In what has come to be known as the magazine’s annual nude release, Allure is featuring actresses from T.V. and movies in its May issue. Jordana Brewster, Katheryn Winnick, Sandrine Holt are all naked in the magazine which pops up on stands he end of this month, as well as Cox, who’s nude pic is causing the most stir. The African American Cox appears on Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black,” has been nominated for an Emmy and actually does sport a beautiful body to be celebrated.

She is also a transgendered woman.

As Cox says about this historic shoot she first balked at: “Seeing a black transgender woman embracing and loving everything about her body might be inspiring for some folks. There’s a beauty in the things we think are imperfect. It sounds very cliché, but it’s true.”

On “Orange Is the New Black,” Laverne played Sophia Burset and was the first openly transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy for that role. She also was the first transgendered person to appear on the cover of Time.