On Thursday, September 30th, 2014, Chanel made another historic runway show at Paris Fashion Week for spring/summer 2015 collection. At the closing of the runway show, legendary Karl Lagerfeld walked down with all of the models protesting for equal rights among men and women around the world. The #HeforShe campaign actress, Emma Watson, who recently became an ambassador to the United Nations was on one of the poster borders of the rally. The role of feminism today is being brought up more and more around the world. Fashion icons such as Lagerfeld bring an awareness through the Chanel clothing and runway show. In the article, “Paris Fashion Week: At Chanel, Looking for a Sign,” written by Booth Moore discusses about how it is interesting that designers like Lagerfeld included feminism towards the end of the show. She adds that many women in today’s society still cannot afford much of the high end fashion brands and how the campaign was just to make feminism look cool. So can feminism be fashionable?
I think it can be because feminism does need that push and people around the world should be more aware of the inequality around the world. Sometimes the world needs that boost from designers or celebrities to help make things happen.
For more information about the article, here is the link: http://www.latimes.com/fashion/alltherage/la-ar-paris-fashion-week-chanel-20140930-story.html. Also, to watch the video of Emma Watson’s speech at the United Nations, here is a link as well: http://youtu.be/gkjW9PZBRfk.