The greatest thing about Tavi is that she came out of nowhere, managed to make so many people SO ANGRY and now has basically left all that fake shit behind for better things.
I read something Tavi said a while ago that was so on point. She said that she was 13 the first time she went to fashion week and everyone would talk about how inappropriate it was that someone of that age would be there yet this was coming from an industry that fetishizes (and profits from) youth.
It’s funny, mostly because it’s so ridiculous, that this thrifted-clothes-from-her-mom’s-dress-up-box-clad kid with a blog could get the blood boiling of middle-aged professionals just by existing.
I mean really, what is so offensive about this?
Terrible was a poor choice of word because you’re right, there was nothing outright offensive about the collection. It wasn’t terrible, it was dull and uninspired… it was nice. The issue I have with Wang’s Balenciaga is exactly that, but I’m not delusional - as I said I don’t blame him because he’s just doing what he was hired to do. Fashion is about accessibility now and I certainly don’t expect Alexander Wang to be groundbreaking. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think every brand and designer should be groundbreaking and in some ways I do welcome the shift that has happened in fashion over recent years. But Balenciaga has always been revered as a house that is ahead of the curve and it’s really sad that it’s not the case anymore.