This week in fashion brought back moments of sweet nostalgia, from the pop culture re-emergence of 90's supermodels to vintage inspired looks on the Milan Runways.
The Canadian beauty said that she has been left “permanently deformed even after undergoing two painful, unsuccessful, corrective surgeries,” developing Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia(PAH), a condition that causes skin to pucker and bulge. She alleges that she not not made aware of the risks before undergoing the procedures.
According to a press release, “Through her counsel Wrobel Markham LLP Linda Evangelista filed a products liability lawsuit in the Southern District of New York against ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc. (“ZELTIQ”) for grievous injuries Ms. Evangelista suffered as a result of ZELTIQ ’s CoolSculpting System. By doing so, Ms. Evangelista is standing up not only for herself but for others who have been similarly injured and ignored by ZELTIQ.” We're hoping for her triumphant victory in this case.
In another throwback moment, Cynthia Bailey (bottom right) recently shared a wonderful throwback photo of the Black Girls Coalition Press Conference ca 1992, featuring of a bevy of black models including Tyra Banks, Iman, Gail O'Neill, Carla Otis, Kersti Bowser, Akure, Coco Mitchell, Phina, Karen Alexander, Naomi Campbell, Roshumba, Peggy Dillard, and Veronica Webb, helmed by iconic model manager, Bethann Hardison.
Photographed by Steve Allen (December 14, 1992), the photo oozes Black Girl Magic, and makes us yearn for that time when models were iconic and superstars in their own rights, gracing magazine covers and runways.
In sad news, Willie Garson, who we affectionately knew as Stanford Blatch from Sex and the City, died this week at age 57 from pancreatic cancer.
The lovable actor, who played Carrie Bradshaw's bestie on the cult classic, passed in the middle of filming for SATC's latest revamp, And Just Like That. Just like that, one of our 90's era TV icons is gone, however he will be forever remembered and memorialized in one of the best television series of all time.
Finally, Milan runways are going back to classic styles that seem plucked from their archives. Under the artistic direction of Fausto Puglisi, Roberto Cavalli offered the house's signature tiger prints for Spring 2022. The eye of the tiger covered dresses and skirts, this time lined in animal prints:
Pardon us if we've seen this all before:
That said, if it's not broke, why fix it? Many starlets, from Kim Kardashian to Zendaya to Lori Harvey are digging in the archives to step out in unique looks that the public does not generally have access to. Now, the public can wear vintage looks just like the A-list.
Fendi's runway gave 70's glamour, with a modern twist:
And Versace harkened back to 90's era belly baring shirts and high slit skirts, modeled on icons old and new: Dua Lipa and Naomi Campbell both walked the Versace Spring 2022 runway:
In fashion, as Heidi Klum once said, "One day you're in, and they next day you're out." This week showed that even though the industry clings to what's new, fresh, and next, there is tremendous value in referencing and giving deference to style's rich past to inform the future.