click click – 12-09-12

Welcome to click click, the sporadic review of what I find worth clicking on the internet.

J.C. Leyendecker was one of the greatest fashion illustrators at a time when illustration dominated magazine covers and advertising, idealizing the sophisticated men of his time. This well researched post offers deeper insight into Leyendecker’s career and life.

  • The Norma Rae of Fashion Interns – this inevitable lawsuit makes me wonder… if the fashion industry doesn’t “owe” its unpaid interns anything, why does it have them?
  • Fashion Week Etiquette Breach – this turf war makes me wonder when the first truly hybrid pit-photographer/fashion blogger will emerge? There’s an opportunity open for a clever blogger with real camera skills.
  • you thought we wouldn’t notice – further to the discussion of copy culture, this watchdog site documents graphic gangsterism at its most blatant. However, many of the apparent rip-offs are based on creations that are already in grey areas of image appropriation. Via Nick.
  • Why Fashion Keeps Tripping Over Race – this 2011 article by Robin Givhan is worth revisiting. Since fashion’s creative leaders have more aesthetic intelligence than political awareness, the treatment of race tends to be very superficial.
  • What’s a $4000 Suit Worth? – you can’t scale skill – which means that master craftsmen will never reap great rewards. Capitalism has progressively killed all occupations that involve hands and human experience, no wonder there are so few great creators left.

Karma kids –

  • Another Garçon – I’m very pleased to be among some fantastic illustrators who have rendered Jonathan’s fine features.
  • Black & Blonde“Lindsay offers insightful fashion commentary, beauty tutorials, and a little dash of her Brooklyn lifestyle!”
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2 thoughts on “click click – 12-09-12”

  1. I agree greatly with you on your views with regards to the bespoke tailor (Frew). His story reminds me so much of many great artists I know who sell pieces of art for similar prices (or even much less), spend as much time or more constructing their masterpieces, and rely on sales reps to find their pieces a home. They literally get paid a dollar and hour to do what they love. Yet, they still do it. True artisans create for the love of creating. Great artisans create for the love of creating, and somehow, make a living off of it. It’s sad, however, strangely fulfilling when you’re on the side of creation.

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