"Patrons and public alike, these nouveaux riches of the metropolis are culture-shoppers. They tend to transform the chief institutions of learning into vast departments stores of the arts and sciences, where everything is ticketed and labeled, where bargain attractions are offered, where the turnover of goods is more important than the ultimate satisfactions of the purchaser". The Culture of Cities.
These fashion arrivistes/bloggers have no shame as they seek fame and fortune. Fresh off the fashion boat; they will sell their own mother out, for a seat in the front row of a runway show.
The banalization of high fashion; the sterile neo-liberal bourgeois stylists/bloggers, who manufacture a fake fashion identity for profit. My Look, My Ego, My Brand. Who are they? And where do they come from? The new self-promotion: “The front row of any show in any city is a billboard,” said Tom Julian, a branding consultant and director of strategic business development for the Doneger Group, a trend forecasting firm in New York". They are a walking Billboard for any label/brand that chooses them to sell their line; as they seek to gain recognition in the modern celebrity fashion world.
“These people have found footing in the industry by making a bold statement,” Mr. Saynt said, a case in point being the model Alice Dellal, whose half-razed hair has made her a standout in a forest of competitors". This is a bold fashion statement?
Prada a High Fashion label many of these would be fashion arrivistes covet a front row seat at; presented it's Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear in Milan. A lean, checked tweed tailored dress with a neckline that slipped open over bared shoulders was sexy and romantic. The swing of a full Alaïa-style skirt, with sable that cuddled the cuffs of the matching jacket, was prophetic.
This refined, elegant, luxurious collection with the raw and the refined: rough tweed against the asymmetric fall of a skirt drowned in sequins.
This was a modern Neo-Romantic Prada of the blogger age of fashion.