Where did it all begin? Red carpets have long been laid out for royalty and political powers at high-profile events and ceremonies. Although, the most widely recognised use of red carpets today, are of course, the ones laid out before movie stars and celebrities, as they pose outside premieres and exclusive events in extravagant attire – the Met Gala and the Oscars to name a few. But how and when exactly did the red carpet make its way into Hollywood? What does it symbolise?
Whilst fashion for us is typically random items found on ASOS, for A-list celebrities red carpet events are often occasions where thousands of dollars are spent on an outfit which will only been worn once. High status celebrities need to use their platform for good. Media coverage of the event will be all over the newspapers and online. This means that they will be able to spread their message not only to people looking for it but also into the mainstream. So here’s some exam
Why is token diversity so problematic? Does it hold a mirror up to the whitewashed walls of high fashion? Or does it actually reveal the failing mechanics behind an industry dominated for too long by white noise, marred by our inability to confront the issues of underrepresentation? In November 2019, Elle Germany faced backlash after its ‘Back to Black’ issue featured a white model on the cover. Complete with the tagline “Models of colour were never in demand as they are now”