I’ve always considered Elizabeth Taylor to be something of a feminist archetype, which may sound odd given her reputation as someone ruled by her passions and ruined, time and again, by the predations of men.
The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that Dior is continuing its John Galliano label and sure enough the Galliano fall runway show for Paris Fashion Week went off as planned, despite the absence of its disgraced namesake.
When I look at at early portraits of my mother taken in the 1950s I’m always shocked at how closely she resembled Jane Russell — a tribute to her styling and cosmetology skills, not her genes. She looked like Jane because she worked at it, in the same way and for the same reasons that so many girls today look like Britney or Beyonce or …
Some random images, and even more random thoughts, from this week’s CurveExpo lingerie show in New York:
Talk about an interesting coincidence: While lingerie retailers and brands came together in New York this week to show off their goods, Lady Gaga was doing pretty much the same thing during a two-night stand at Madison Square Garden a couple of blocks away.