Anna Wintour is not impressed!
The editor-in-chief of Vogue, and pretty much the most powerful woman in fashion, recently had some not-so-nice words for the red carpet looks at the Tony Awards earlier this month.
She's basically sick of all the same styles being worn over and over again! While also exposing the truth behind many of your favorite starlets' red carpet style, she said:
"The red carpet, in the United States, has become too much of a business. It's a fact that celebrities are paid to wear everything, and to me that sometimes comes across as very manufactured and not individual. I was just recently at the Tony Awards in New York, and, God, they need your help. Let me tell you, it was a disaster … [Celebrities] have all these teams of people telling them what to do, what to wear, how to do their hair, makeup. And they're so scared of being criticized, whereas, you know, what's wrong with looking different? How many mermaid fishtail strapless sequin [gowns] can we see?"
But, Anna, you ALWAYS wear the same A-line and sheath dresses and loud print coats! How can you be sick of mermaid gowns if you love sheath dresses so much? We demand an answer!
Besides judging red carpet looks, she also has some advice for aspiring designers.
"In today's world you have to interact. You can't really be some difficult, shy person who is not able to look somebody in the face: you have to present yourself. You have to know how to talk about your vision, your focus and what you believe in. If you can't be passionate about who you are and what you are doing, how can they be?"
She even urges less established designers to focus on giving a good, intimate presentation rather than worrying about having a glamorous fashion show that costs a lot of money. She explained:
"Please listen to me when I say: an interesting creative presentation is just as effective as a fashion show. I see people who are paying hundreds of thousands of dollars [for] fashion shows, which I simply don't think is necessary. A presentation gives us all an opportunity to meet you, rather than to go and sit in some dark room somewhere and wait for you to start; then [have] no time to say hello, and rush off to the next one."
She knows what she's talking about! Don't take her advice for granted, aspiring designers!
[Image via Joseph Marzullo/WENN.]
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