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Celine Dion at this year’s Met Gala. Camp is not merely a matter of glittery dresses, but a mode of performance. Justin Lane/EPA/AAP

How camp was the Met Gala? Not very

Many of the gowns and costumes at this year’s Met Gala attempted to capture the essence of camp, and in trying to do so missed the point of camp entirely.
Antoine Arnault (second from left), son of Bernard Arnault and member of the LVMH board of directors, visited the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral the day after the fire. Christophe Petit Tesson/AFP

The profane and the sacred: why luxury firms rushed to support Notre-Dame

The biggest names in France’s luxury industry have given millions of euros to help rebuild Notre Dame. Questioning why they would do so overlooks the deep historical and religious roots of the industry.
Consumers should ask: “who made my clothes” so that they remember the modern slavery conditions imposed on many garment workers. Shutterstock

Fashion production is modern slavery: 5 things you can do to help now

Fashion Revolution week puts a spotlight on the modern slavery conditions of the fashion industry and encourages fashion consumers to ask, "who made my clothes."
‘Arroz con Pollo’ by US artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, part of the ‘Basquiat – Schiele’ exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, 2018. EPA-EFE/Etienne Laurent

Luxury fashion brands are making a splash in the art world

Prada and Louis Vuitton are just two major brand names to make a big play in the art world. But if you are looking for innovation you may be disappointed.
Billy Porter arrives for the 91st annual Academy Awards ceremony. February 24, 2019. EPA-EFE

Why shouldn’t men wear skirts?

Will men ever escape the tyranny of trousers?
Female members of Congress wore white in a nod to suffragists during the State of the Union. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

How white became the color of suffrage

Being the media-savvy women that they were, suffragists realized they needed to come up with a meaningful, recognizable brand.
A self-portrait of George Platt Lynes from 1952. Gelatin silver print, 7-5/8 × 9 in. From the Collections of the Kinsey Institute, Indiana University. © Estate of George Platt Lynes.

The forgotten legacy of gay photographer George Platt Lynes

Lynes was a highly sought-after commercial and fashion photographer in the 1930s and 1940s. But he had to keep his most important body of work hidden away.
Twenty-nine-year-old Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman to be elected to Congress, talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. AP Photo/Susan Walsh

Criticism of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s clothes echoes attacks against early female labor activists

Striking 20th-century garment workers wore their best dresses and hats to send a message that they had the right to be taken seriously and have their voices heard.

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