Fashion news: Golden Globes, Tim Tebow, Victoria's Secret
Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning, and some of Hollywood's most fashionable women are on the list. Among them: Tilda Swinton, Charlize Theron, Kate Winslet, Michelle Williams, Viola Davis and Jessica Chastain. [L.A. Times]
Are the French being contrarians?
Sometimes the forces behind fashion month scheduling in New York, London, Milan and Paris can work out their schedules in a warm and fuzzy way. Sometimes they can't. Now, according to Fashionista (and Women's Wear Daily), France's Chambre Syndicale "dropped a bomb that essentially pits New York against the rest of the fashion world."
It's complicated. The hoped-for resolution involves the coordination of various timetables so editors can see everything (or almost everything) without having to race to the airport and cut a visit short. The Chambre Syndicale was asked to delay the start of its September 2012 shows a day.
"All the cities -- Paris included -- had to agree," Fashionista reported. "Well, Paris doesn't agree."
Sometimes fashion isn't pretty. [WWD, subscription required]
Women's Wear Daily has declared Tim Tebow to be its "man of the week," although if you read the fine print, it says the Denver Broncos quarterback "needs to repent for his fashion sins." Then there's this: "The Easter Bunny pastel blue blazer does nothing to enhance his upper torso -- or his masculinity." [WWD, subscription required]
If you care about Victoria's Secret (and we know you do) and fair trade (double that caring), you might find this item from New York magazine potentially shocking:
A new report by Bloomberg News shows that cotton used in Victoria's Secret underwear — described on labels as "fair trade" and "Good for women. Good for the children who depend on them" — was actually picked by abused, unpaid children in Burkina Faso. While it's unclear if Victoria's Secret actually knew that their cotton suppliers weren't meeting labor standards, many plantations in the country are known to exploit underage workers. VS claims that they never saw a study published in 2008 by one of their partners ... suggesting that thousands of children ... were forced to work on the fair-trade farms in the area.
Doesn't sound very angelic, does it? [The Cut]
-- Alice Short
Photo: Charlize Theron arrives for the premiere of the film "Young Adult" in New York: Credit: Carlo Allegri / Reuters