I remember a movie scene – a captain in the Navy SEALS team covered a triggered grenade with his own body within seconds of discovery on a mission, and one last honorary smile to his fellows, he died, blood oozing from under his body. That’s Act of Valor. Although, the scene is no less vehement in the fashion world than in the battlefield.
While all-you-want-to-be-is Gigi Hadid, the model-slash-host-slash-guest-designer-slash-the VS Angel, who touches down the Victorian era fashion trend to an immediately accessible and consumable ready-to-wear with the classic American brand this season, the pursuit of the headline items is overzealous, as much as in me activating my 8AM weekend revolution for the first week, then forever on snooze. Time is the key, in a world of free flow information and preferential instead of chronological social media feed, to be fêted by global everyday users, the fanbase which accelerates all brands and influencers, and to remain high profile in the once closed-circuit industry.
Napoleonic-era cavalry officer’s coat in bright red from Dolce & Gabbana, structured army coat in navy from Haider Ackermann, cropped frock jacket in merigold from 3.1 Phillip Lim, pointy velvet Victorian lace-up boots in autumnal brown from Alberta Ferreti, heeled combat boots from Manolo x Riri or from Stuart Weitzman x Gigi – the soldier portrayal, another hybrid child from the masculinity and femininity, concurrently resembles the individual voice yearning for respective audience in the collective consumption of existing ideas and authorities, and a uniformity of attention-seeking behaviour in the 21st century clickbait war.
That is, if you own the Kylie Jenner lip kit, Gucci heeled loafer or Vetement oversized hoodie, you are guaranteed to be winning in the war, for now. Sadly, before another era of self-promotion or form of celebrity appears, this will be the only way to keep up with the propriety, unless you quit the deployment.
Like Kendall Jenner. (But I think she returns.)
And my surname is not even Jenner, or Kardashian, or Hadid, or West.