Prabal Gurung backstage
Prabal Gurung show, Backstage, Fall Winter 2017, New York Fashion Week, USA - 12 Feb 2017
Fashion is often called a social mirror, part of its role being to reflect the zeitgeist while putting clothes on people’s backs. So politicized fashion isn't exactly new — think Vivienne Westwood's Seventies punk, Katharine Hamnett’s graphic T-shirts in the Eighties or even Christian Dior's revolutionary New Look of the Forties. But it's very of the now.
It may feel cynically commercial to lump positive political messaging in with standard seasonal trends, such as red, Eighties, arts and crafts and fur details, yet ruminations on and reactions to the upheaval sweeping Western civilization were everywhere during the fall collections.
"I think that all anyone really wants in life is to have people understand us for who we actually are, despite everything," says Ruth Negga. The actress talks "Preachers" season 2 and more on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Dan Doperalski)
"That's something that resonates with me too because I'm so locked into a number. If I go over that number it completely ruins my day so it's nice to get detached from the number on the scale." - Chelsea Handler on Kelly LeVeque's book "Body Love." #wwdeye (📷: John Salangsang)