May 2018 – 2



The New York Times

André Leon Talley’s Next Act

Vanessa Friedman, 24/5/18

‘Fashion does not take care of its people. No one is going to take care of me, except I am going to take care of myself.’

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The Canberra Times

Fashfest running late but still happening, say organisers

Bree Winchester, 24/5/18

‘It’s been all quiet on the Fashfest front so far this year but the event is definitely happening in 2018 according to organisers.’

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The Guardian

Interview magazine closes, ending a 50-year survey of Manhattan cool

Edward Helmore, 22/5/18

‘Magazine founded by Andy Warhol closes after months of turmoil, including a lawsuit brought over back pay and the resignation of a fashion director.’

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The Guardian

Just not blond’: how the diversity push is failing Australian fashion

Alexandra Spring and Carly Earl, 21/5/18

Alexandra Spring and Carly Earl went backstage at Australian fashion week to meet some of fresh faces and discovered that ‘tokenistic’ casting on the catwalk is not translating to the high street.’

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Australia’s fashion industry lagging behind in diversity, top models say

Avani Dias, 17/5/18

‘Top models from diverse backgrounds say they find it hard to get work in Australia, as they use Sydney’s Fashion Week to call for more inclusivity in the local industry.’

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The New Yorker

The Profound Presence of Doria Ragland

Doreen St Felix, 21/5/18

‘The day of the royal wedding, we could not keep our eyes off her. What was she thinking, as she sat in the pews of the five-hundred-year-old chapel, enveloped in history and irony? I mean the mother of the bride, Doria Ragland.’

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Georgina Chapman on Life After Harvey Weinstein

Jonathan Van Meter, 10/5/18

‘“I have moments of rage. I have moments of confusion. I have moments of disbelief!” says Chapman.’

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The Guardian

Ireland has changed utterly: the cruel eighth amendment is history

Ivana Bacik, 26/5/18

‘An end to our 35-year struggle for safe, legal abortion is at last in sight, writes senator and campaigner Ivana Bacik’

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