With the Death of Franca Sozzani Comes the Death of Vogue Italia As We Knew It

Vogue Italia has long been known for its avant-garde, forward-thinking aesthetic and editorial slant. And this has, in large part, been thanks to its former editor-in-chief, Franca Sozzani, who has died at age 66 after battling a year-long illness. As editor of the publication since 1988, Sozzani’s contributions to the …

The Kurt Cobain Suicide Note on a T-Shirt Was Surprisingly Not From Urban Outfitters

When it comes to the statue of limitations on good taste, Urban Outfitters is usually the clothing store known for breaking all the rules. But for once, they’re not the ones responsible for the embarrassing attempt at selling a Kurt Cobain suicide note tee. This time, it was sellers on …

The Vreeland-Avedon Alliance: A Fashion Dynasty

When Diana Vreeland’s reign as editor-in-chief at Vogue began (yes, it’s hard to imagine, but try to think past Anna Wintour) in 1962, the young fashion photographer and eventual legend Richard Avedon joined her, ultimately shaping the aesthetic of the publication. After getting his start as a photographer for department …

The Suicide of L’Wren Scott: Or Can Everyone Please Stop Referring to L’Wren Scott as “Mick Jagger’s Girlfriend”?

Okay, we get it. When you’re in a relationship with another famous person–or any person for that matter–people like to define you by it. But the suicide of L’Wren Scott has found the media to be in a markedly poor state. The fact that her identifier throughout every article chronicling …

Rachel Green Was the Progenitor of Normcore

While normcore may be attributed to many jeans/flannel/muted color-wearing 90s icons, Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston) of Friends was not only a visual manifestation of normcore, but a strong representation of the personality associated with the “blah” nature of a normcore aesthetic. Though Rachel was considered the “fashionable” one of the …