If Fashion Had its Own Olympics…
Seems like the Olympics is affecting even fashion insiders and writers like the ones for Fashionista.com who are very much obsessed with anything Olympics related (hello Ryan Lochte!). They were inspired to put together a possible fashion Olympics, if there would be such thing in the near future. It is really quite interesting and also very true so I am sharing it with you here.
Fashion Olympics Event: Front Row Social Media Stakeout
Objective: Send out maximum number of tweets/Instagrams within the time span of one runway show.
Points added for: Clever hashtags, multiple retweets, proper filter use in unpredictable lighting.
Points deducted for: Autocorrect errors, overusing Valencia
Most Likely to win: DKNY PR Girl
Fashion Olympics Event: Street Style Peacocking
Objective: Wind up all over the internet on the most street style blogs.
Points added for: Getting on The Sartorialist, Tommy Ton, Street Peeper, and of course, getting snapped by Bill Cunningham for the Times.
Points deducted for: Walking back and forth outside of Lincoln Center or the Tuileries (you know who you are), wearing Balenciaga’s Vader visor.
Most Likely to Win: Anna Dello Russo, Miroslava Duma
Fashion Olympics Event: Runway Marathon
Objective: Book and literally walk in as many shows as make up an actual marathon. In 5″ stilettos.
Points added for: Closing and/or opening Prada, Chanel, Calvin Klein. Actually getting paid.
Points deducted for: Falling, full boob slips, succumbing to a diet of celery and cigarettes.
Favored to win: Karlie Kloss, Natasha Poly, Daiane Conterato
Fashion Olympics Event: Designer Challenge
Objective: Figure out what Anna Wintour wants.
Points added for: Setting trends, pissing off editors because your show is that exclusive.
Points deducted for: Getting a little too “inspired” by your peers, dating Kim Kardashian.
Favored to win: Marc Jacobs, Nicholas Ghesquière, Phoebe Philo
Fashion Olympics Event: Backstage Hustle
Objective: Apply hair/ponytail extensions in record time, dress girls who’ve seemingly lost the ability
Points added for: Convincing models to wear Kanye’s shoes, bleaching and re-dying eyebrows with minimal hair loss.
Points deducted for: Burns from various hot hair tools, visible double sided tape, faulty false lashes, smudged nail art.
Favored to win: Pat McGrath, Guido, Val Garland
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