Insta-banned: the Kink in Fashion’s Instagram Love Affair

A sketch of Grace Coddington that appeared on Instagram | Source: Instagram

Today, the CFDA announced that it was adding Fashion Instagrammer of the Year to its list of awards. But is the platform’s strict no-nudity policy, which resulted in Grace Coddington’s account being temporarily suspended, out of sync with fashion’s liberal attitudes?

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Colin’s Column | The Fabled Charles James

Ball gowns by Charles James | Source: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph by Cecil Beaton, Copyright (c) Condé Nast

On the eve of the gala to benefit the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and celebrate the launch of this year’s fashion exhibit, “Charles James: Beyond Fashion,” Colin McDowell looks back at the life and work of the designer who Christian Dior called “the greatest talent of my generation.”

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Op-Ed | The End of the $1 Billion Fashion Brand

Rail of clothes | Source: Shutterstock

Armed with huge sums of money invested at sky-high valuations, fashion start-ups are setting themselves up for failure. But with the right capital structure, any company that can build a brand that delights its customers can be an economic win for all involved, argues Lawrence Lenihan.

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Op-Ed | Violence Is Not Pretty, But It Can Hide Behind a Pretty Face

'Horror Story' in Vogue Italia May 2014 | Source: Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia

Italian Vogue’s domestic violence-themed cover story proves that fashion photography is a powerful medium which can carry important messages, but it should have been stripped of its commercial credits, argues Mimma Viglezio.

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