WELCOME TO CLASS...

Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele

The OLD vs. What's NEW
 
 
For those who might not ever know -otherwise- here's my original comment, posted under Models.com's amazing interview with the legendary, fashion editor, Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele...

In the interview, De Dudzeele expresses her growing concern over what's come to be accepted as 'fast-fashion,' where -in today's society- seemingly anyone can become the next-best-thing overnight, with either little or NO talent, at all. And in the wake of reality TV, it's become even more apparent that living legends, such as De Dudzeele, deserve their credit and due as individuals who both know and have paved the way.

(VOGUE cover, styled by Carlyne. 1988)
 
Read her full interview, here, and, below is what I replied (LOL!)...
 
I absolutely LOVED and agree with what Carlyne was expressing in this interview! She was able to completely sum up the way that I and so many others feel about the fashion industry, today; it’s over-saturated and polluted with too many people who claim to be “it,” without knowing a damn thing about clothing or the fashion industry itself. The fact that countless doors have opened up for so many new entrants (partly due to technology, e.g. Bloggers, etc.), is not a bad thing at all, BUT the ensuing problem that Carlyne touches on, is when these ‘newbies’ attempt to take credit for doing and/or creating absolutely NOTHING at all, while having some sort of irreverent attitude towards fashion’s past. This notion is CLEARLY pointed out in “The September Issue” film, where the legendary Grace Coddington is on set, prepping a model for a shoot, and she speaks out against the ‘new thing’ that editors do, which is ‘they don’t touch the girls,’ rather having an assistant to do that job!!! And what makes matters worse is that the lack of knowledge and/or know how becomes magnified when/if an ignoramus becomes famous, which -on a global scale- makes it seem as though ANYBODY can just jump up and work in the fashion industry or claim to be the next-best-thing, without first having a proper grounding. Moreover, these types of ‘instant fame’ occurrences render legends such as Grace/Carlyne/ALT/etc. as seemingly old, outdated or irrelevant in today’s pop culture, when it should be just the opposite! E.g., Andre’ always gave credit to those who came before him and the experience he gained from working under Diana Vreeland, but nowadays there are fewer and fewer skilled or great, knowledgeable persons to learn from or give credit to, because all of the uneducated “it” boys/girls are somehow stealing the spotlight… ugggh -___- 
  
...COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER... 
*ALL IMAGE(S), AUDIO AND/OR VIDEO(S) ARE COPYRIGHT OF THE RESPECTIVE OWNER(S), AND ARE USED -HERE- FOR CREATIVE, NON-COMMERCIAL PURPOSES ONLY... THANK YOU, FOR YOUR SUPPORT!*   

References: 
www.google.com, www.models.com 

1 comment:

TELL US WHAT YOU THINK! (post it in the box)