Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Changing The World

Fashion is important. No matter if you follow it or not. 

To quote Miranda Preistly: "This... 'stuff'? Oh... ok. I see, you think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select out, oh I don't know, that lumpy blue sweater, for instance, because you're trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don't know is that that sweater is not just blue, it's not turquoise, it's not lapis, it's actually cerulean. You're also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar De La Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves St Laurent, wasn't it, who showed cerulean military jackets? I think we need a jacket here. And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of 8 different designers. Then it filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic casual corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and so it's sort of comical how you think that you've made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you're wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room. From a pile of stuff."

The London Design Museum is further proving the point by the release of two new books. Fifty Dresses That Changed The World, and Fifty Shoes That Changed The World are a collaboration of fashion that has had an impact on our society, technology, and image. The museum is the world's leading museum devoted to contemporary design in every form from furniture to graphics, and architecture to industrial design. Since its opening in 1989 it has worked to place design at the center of contemporary culture. So, they probably know what they are talking about.

"And what they did, what they created was greater than art because you live your life in it."  
The Devil Wears Prada

1 comment:

  1. Excellent post! I love this blog. Keep it up!