Tuesday, February 23, 2010
The State of Fashion
Where is the fashion world today? What are the trends? How are designers responding to the changing economy? What do people want to wear? Charlie Rose recently posed these questions to his guests Robbie Myers, editor in chief of Elle magazine, Cathy Horyn, fashion critic for The New York Times, Mickey Drexler, chairman and ceo of J. Crew, and American designer Narciso Rodriguez. You can watch the program here; click on Narciso to start the clip. It's an interesting discussion with the magazine editor, the newspaper critic, the designer, and the ceo. Charlie Rose says "Where is fashion heading?" Cathy Horyn says, "It's fantastic."
At the end is a Charlie Rose interview with Alexander McQueen from 1997 when McQueen was 27 and funny, earnest, humble, defiant. So sad.