On the fiftieth anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz two young men with shaved heads wearing dressing gowns and striped pyjamas with numbers on them strolled down a Paris catwalk. It was the day of the Comme des Garcons S/S 1995 menswear collection, disingenuously entitled Sleep. The image was widely criticised, both for its timing and for its resemblance to a concentration camp uniform. The dismayed designer, Rei Kawakubo, withdrew her garments from sale, claiming that the similarity was accidental.
Caroline Evans, Fashion at the Edge (2007)
Centrefold story in AnOther Magazine A/W 2002, photographed by Sam Taylor Wood with Alexander McQueen as creative director.
The spirit of the piece, McQueen says, is intended as “a follow-on from my last collection, very Grimm’s fairytale. He’s Dick Wittington, she’s Puss Without Her Boots.”
Charles Jourdan campaign photographed by Guy Bourdin, 1979
Words that fashion people overuse:
buying leather trousers was literally the realisation of a childhood dream
Juergen Teller for AnOther Magazine A/W 2002