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Designer Norma Kamali is speaking out against a problem that often goes completely unnoticed, and yet it’s one that all women suffer from in some capacity. With a new website and a short film called “Hey Baby”, Kamali is sending the message that objectification needs to stop.
Fashion presentations are probably the most exciting things we get to see all year. Real clothes on real models walking past us in real time — what could be more thrilling? Apparently, the answer is fake 3D and digital renderings of those very real things.
As well as most designers know their way around a sewing machine, they also know their way around a delicious bon mot. But while some designers are known for their out-there observations (ahem, Karl Lagerfeld), some have managed to fly a little more under-the-radar. So if you’re curious to know what Michael Kors thinks about the color green, or the one thing Christian Louboutin would change about the world, take a gander at our gallery.
A few weeks ago, we posted about a column Norma Kamali wrote for the Huffington Post. After a careful reading, we thought the takeaway was this: models need to be thin, and they should maintain their figures by going on a liquid diet (and burning off any non-liquid calories by exercising).
Fact: women are all but force-fed the thin ideal since birth. Fact: most models are thin. Fact: liquid diets should not be used without a doctor’s guidance. So then why is designer Norma Kamali extolling their virtues?
Diane von Furstenberg kept hundreds of people rolling in the aisles at last night’s TimesTalk, hosted by NYT reporter Eric Wilson. Her comments on being a young designer, It bags, and how the wrap dress can get you laid after the jump.