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We talked to nearly every protester who showed up at the Calvin Klein fashion show today, in Occupy Wall Street’s attempt to occupy fashion week on its last day.
We’d been wondering whether Occupy Wall Street would try to make a statement during Fashion Week, and it turns out they’ve had something planned for the last day of shows all along. OWS organizers plan to march on the first of this afternoon’s two Calvin Klein‘s runway presentations, and they’re going to set up a makeup booth when they get there.
Consider this the first attempt of the fashion industry to comment on Occupy Wall Street that you can actually feel good about. Vice Magazine took a couple of male models down to New York’s Zuccoti Park, dressed them up like stockbrokers and had do awful things only really mean members of the 1% would do.
By now you’ve probably heard about John Pike, the UC Davis police officer who casually pepper sprayed students at an Occupy protest on campus. Now a Reddit user has reworked a photo of the officer for a T-shirt that’s sure to get people talking.
We wish we didn’t have to report on yet another offensive, controversial t-shirt being pulled from e-commerce sites, and yet, here we are. Saturday morning, Jay-Z took his much-maligned “Occupy All Streets” t-shirts off the sales rack.
Jay-Z‘s clothing label Rocawear recently started selling a t-shirt splayed with the slogan “Occupy All Streets,” which the company says is in direct support of the Occupy Wall Street movement. And some extremely cynical people have been very quick to accuse Jay-Z and his company of simply wanting to make money on the backs of poor people.
We know our job is to write about fashion, but even we think it’s weird that the one person who’s really gotten famous as a result of the Occupy Wall Street protests is an NYPD detective nicknamed Hipster Cop.
This was the week of eyebrows, Tavi, and scary feet. This was also the week we saw the best royal wedding ever and were reintroduced to Derek Zoolander. Plus, Kanye visited Occupy Wall Street in Balmain and Givenchy. Sure.
Today is the day Kanye went on down to join the 99% (of which he’s not a part, despite having taken out loans recently) at Occupy Wall Street. He wore plaid. Givenchy plaid.
This was the week Duchess Catherine returned! This was also the week of many fashion show missteps — Tom Ford, Nicola Formichetti, and Kanye West all got horrible runway reviews. Scott Schuman made us really mad, and Ryan Gosling made us really happy, but Fashimals changed our lives forever.
Here in New York, vast swarms of people have literally been occupying Wall Street in protest against what they believe our nation’s biggest financial institutions have willing done to America’s economy. And they’re starting to get more attention for what they wear than what they’re saying.