September 10th, 2012
Fashion, Fashion News
The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Hollister Models Fired at South Korean Flagship for Racist Taunts, Victoria Beckham Models Wear Flats, and A Throwback Valentino Runway Show
By The Fashion Bomb Staff

• Models at a Hollister store in Seoul, South Korea have been fired after making racist gestures and remarks against Asian customers. KoreaBANG reports“Images of models making ‘squinty eyes’ faces, flipping their middle finger to photographers, and mocking Asian pronunciation of English appeared on their Twitter accounts.” On the squinty eyes picture, a person commented “please look at how many Asians liked that picture… impressive,” to which the model replied, “Hahahaha they ruhhvvvv itttt!” Sigh. This clearly isn’t the first time the Abercrombie company (which owns Hollister) has come under fire for some sort of racist snafu. This behavior is sadly unsurprising, but certainly unacceptable. (Huff PostKoreaBANG)

Victoria Beckham made the rather unexpected decision to send her models down the runway yesterday in flats designed by Manolo Blahnik. A curious choice from the woman who once said the only trend she couldn’t pull off were flats. chatted with Blahnik about the brouges he designed for Beckham’s Spring 2013 offerings: “I am very happy that she used flat shoes and I think it is very refreshing and elegant to wear boyish flats with dresses,” he said. “She loved the classic men’s brogues that we do, so we created a women’s version for her.” (Vogue UK)

• Marios Schwab has designed a 40 piece lingerie line for called Kallisti. Expect 25 items to launch in November, and the rest to be released come January. (Vogue UK)

• Check out this old school footage from  Valentino’s F/W ’94 runway show featuring Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Carla Bruni and more werquin’ it ’90s style down the runway. (Fashion TV)

Chris Benz Fall 2012

• New York Fashion Week is still going on, and my schedule is packed ! Here’s a quck rundown of what’s going on at Lincoln Center today. Hope I make it out alive. 9AM, Norisol Ferrari. 9:30-10:30AM, Joy Cioci. 10AM, Carolina Herrera. 11AM, Carlos Miele. 11:30AM, Mark McNairy. 1PM, Farah Angsana. 1PM, Marimekko. 2PM, Donna Karan New York. 2:30-3:30PM, Angel Sanchez. 3:00PM, Reem Acra. 3:30-500PM, Gilded Age. 4:30-5:30PM, Chris Benz. 5PM, Joanna Mastroianni. 6:30-7:30PM, Mathieu Mirano. (MBFW)

~ Jihan


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3 Responses to “The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Hollister Models Fired at South Korean Flagship for Racist Taunts, Victoria Beckham Models Wear Flats, and A Throwback Valentino Runway Show”

  1. Kitana says:

    What? How tasteless and tacky for the idiot above squinting his eyes. Guess they’ll never change. Very excited for Posh spice Spring line!

  2. TheAntifash says:

    Smh I won’t even go in on the Hollister models (although I really want to)

    I too was very shocked after viewing the VB show, but I think flats were a great choice.

    It’s sort of a hobby for me to go back and look at old fashion shows. McQueen and McQueen for Givenchy as well as Dior (Galliano era) are my favs. Naomi is such a pleasure to watch.

  3. e says:

    That runway show gave me all kinds of LIFE…THANKS!

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