Friday, September 30, 2011

Humor Chic Exclusive - Bernard Arnault, J'adore Dior's New Ad Campaign

Humor Chic - Stefano Tonchi, editor in chief of W Magazine. Copycats and vintage enthusiasts have really pissed us off

Italy should stop looking back
And following Humor Chic, mark my words, following, Stefano Tonchi has also decided to speak his mind on the subject of Italian fashion and declared to the Italian daily newspaper La Repubblica "Italy should stop looking back, the country should start opening its eyes and looking to the future, but above all it should stop reviving the aesthetics of the past". He then added, "Young stylists should also face the issues of our era and of our culture with more determination." To cut a long story short he repeated exactly the same thoughts expressed by Humor Chic at the start of Milan fashion week: enough of the past, enough of these copycat designers and vintage enthusiasts, enough also of those donkeys that spend their time digging through archives full of old cloths, they have really pissed us off!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Humor Chic - Donatella Versace, take to the streets

After sweet Anna publicly declared her disgust at Silvio Berlusconi, Donatella Versace caught the Wintour infection and decided to have her say. Again talking to “La Repubblica” she said, "The mood is bad. I’m speaking of the country in general. Italy is unlivable. We need the women to protest again. If you’re going, let me know and I'll tag along."

You get it? If you’re going to protest, call her. If she doesn’t answer the phone it’s just because she’s so involved with Lenny Kravitz, so just drop by directly at her Milan office in Via del Gesù and press the doorbell, and if she doesn’t hear it ringing insistently just try again. What the fuck! Don’t be  the usual greedy reactionary bastards, wanting to enjoy the proletarian protest all on your own. Do the right thing and besure to call comrade Donatella the Communist. She really cares, you know, You don’t want to disappoint a woman who has devoted her life to political struggle in the streets, the rights of the weakest and popular protests! Oh Donatella, when you uttered this ultra mega crap, what were you busy doing? The usual makeup or makeup removal, with hairpiece and daily Botox, or perhaps downing a bottle of scotch? Something else?

Monday, September 26, 2011

Humor Chic - Silvio Berlusconi and Anna Wintour, it's just a matter of rolls and rolls of... toilet rolls

Silvio Berlusconi dreams the dreams of the dictator and the good life. He loves power, money, parties, and especially reams and reams of lovely girls.
Anna Wintour is the editor of Vogue America. To be quite frank,  she puts her face on the Vogue brand globally. A fashion magazine that has always loved beauty, fashion, glamour, elegance and beautiful girls. Too bad it has added to its more recent passions racism, slavery and pedophilia. Sweet Anna, we love you and you know it, and since you’ve in a mood of revulsion against all hypocrisy, do us a real kindness, willya? Tell us what you think about these latest passions at Vogue promoted by your colleagues, Racism, Slavery and Pedophilia?
Oops! I was forgetting! Remember you can always talk about this openly to the Italian daily “La Repubblica”. They're always eager for dialogue. So the protest that you invoked for your next fashion show could really become an expression of mass outrage, couldn’t it?
Kiss kiss ...

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Humor Chic Exclusive - Anna Wintour against Silvio Berlusconi, I'm disgusted and embarassed...

I'm disgusted and embarassed, Berlusconi must be ousted.

In an interview published today in Italian daily newspaper La Repubblica, Ms. Anna Wintour said:
"Honestly, I am disgusted, Silvio Berlusconi is a dictator. How can Italian people tolerate Silvio Berlusconi and his "girls". In Italy, you can't talk about Democracy anymore. This is a true dictatorship. I'd like to see the women in the streets protest against him during the fashion week."
Hurray for Anna!!!
Hey Silvio, what do you think about?

Humor Chic - Adolf Hitler, I Love Hugo Boss

German fashion house Hugo Boss has apologized to people mistreated at a factory making uniforms during World War Two after revelations in a new book financed by the company.

In the new book financed by Hugo Boss, researcher Roman Koester explains how Hugo Ferdinand Boss's clothing factory in the southern German town of Metzingen employed forced laborers during the war.
Boss joined the National Socialist Party in 1931, and orders for uniforms from the party saved his factory from bankruptcy.
As workers became scarce during the war, the factory employed 140 forced laborers, most of whom were women. A further 40 French prisoners of war worked for the company from October 1940 to April 1941.
Hugo Boss, which has in the past been referred to as "Hitler's Tailor," said it financed Koester's research in order to add "clarity and objectivity to the discussion."
"It also wishes to express its profound regret to those who suffered harm or hardship at the factory run by Hugo Ferdinand Boss under National Socialist rule," it said on its website. Via Reuters

OMG, We are truly touched by this gesture!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Humor Chic - Gianni Versace, Fuck Milano Moda

But where the heck is fashion headed? If you look at the fashion shows at Milano Moda, you wonder whether you're watching a beautiful déja vu parade of creative thefts from the archives of the archives, a luxurious flea market where everything glitters and sparkles, and only those lucky enough to be gifted with a keen sense of smell will immediately catch that typical musty whiff. Cheers, applause, but for what? For brands that present reworkings of vintage fashion on the catwalks? For designers who have made their fortunes by stealing other people’s ideas? Once there was inspiration, now they’ve passed directly to quotation, an elegant word to say I’m copying but not so as to copy but praise. Fuck that! Meanwhile, the great Gianni finds no peace. But where the hell is real fashion, the new, surprising, the unforeseen and unexpected? Here there’s no vision nor even an evolution, but only a clever and cloying repetition, a clever copy artfully designed to hypnotize those countries such as China, the new markets hungry for fashion but without a history connecting them with the culture of fashion itself. The crisis spreads, the markets tremble, and many brands succumb...
We really miss you Gianni Versace!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Humor Chic point of view - Diana Vreeland, Made in Italy?

It feels kind of strange to think there are still a number of fashionable dreamers, international buyers and journalists who come to Milan with the intention of seeing and buying authentic Italian fashion. A gullible bunch, or perhaps I should say they pretend to be gullible, since they all have a foot in the trough. The Italian firms have all moved production to China, leaving Italy the task of carrying out only the last step in the production chain, namely labeling, but no one writes about this fabulous surplus! But the story does not end here, because the little that is still produced in Italy is also done by the hands of the Chinese, from businesses established illegally that force thousands of illegal immigrants to work in conditions of slavery. A system of illegal production, procurement and sub-contracts, involving all the major groups in Italian fashion, and giving them the opportunity to enjoy big profit margins without anyone noticing, and above all without paying a penny in state health contributions to those forced to work illegally. A turnover of billions of euros that exponentially foments the true poster boys of Italian fashion, namely crime and tax evasion.
A frightening situation fueled by the prestigious Italian fashion business, which is now giving the various forms of organized crime in Italy, the Mafia, ‘Ndrangheta and Camorra, a chance to move into this great business and carve up the opportunities for human trafficking in illegal immigrants, with slaves arriving in Italy before being locked up in camp factories where the products are packaged for the most famous luxury fashion houses.
We will soon be dealing with the issue in greater depth. In the meantime it would be interesting if someone on the catwalk started to ask these fake stars of Italian fashion what they think of all this? The show must go on. Welcome to this wonderful world Made in Italy!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Humor Chic Exclusive - Anna Wintour, Welcome to Milan Fashion Week

Milan Fashion  Week’s offensive press release against New York Fashion Week. American fashion? Poor and devoid of ideas

"Given the lack of imagination shown on the New York catwalks during the fashion shows just ended, anticipating the Milan fashion shows to July might actually benefit New York. Perhaps after looking at the fashion shows in Italy they might come up with some more sparkling ideas."

This message of total contempt closes the crazed press issued by the "National Chamber of Italian Fashion" targeting the New York Fashion Week, which on its official website said that from 2012 to 2015 the dates of New York Fashion Week could be brought forward, with London following suit by supporting New York, a situation that would leave Milan with a shorter time for its own fashion week which falls before the French week.

Here follow salient excerpts from the release:

"And if New York and London are unwilling to take back their decisions, it would be checkmate again, which would mean anticipating the Milan women’s fashion shows to July. ... The unofficial reasons circulating around New York’s decision are bound up with the issue of 9/11, a date that will remain grievous in history and that New Yorkers would prefer not to contaminate with the glamour of the fashion shows. But the explanation is unconvincing. The reason is not respect for 9/11 but rather the need for Americans to put the shows on at a sell-out time more favorable to them, "said the President of the National Chamber of Italian Fashion."

But why ridicule the American fashion system, saying it’s all a lie and being gratuitously offensive? We have to respect all those who do their job honestly and American designers are a really great example and worth emulating in this respect. It’s obvious that the Chamber of Italian Fashion has literally fallen into the abyss. Just think of the judicial scandals that have swept across many of its members in recent years, from the Burani bankruptcy to the judicial inquiry involving the current President (Read Here). Then for some years now there has no longer existed a single location capable of accommodating most of the shows. In fact the Chamber of Fashion, because of its lack of credibility, is unable to gain public support and continues to be evicted everywhere. A wretched situation fueled by an association which is nothing but a caste of old entrepreneurs, most of whom are either bankrupt or on the verge of bankruptcy, united by a common aim, that of pursuing their own interests to the detriment of real fashion. However, the majority of the industry operators, those who are serious workers, find the association foolish and useless, as it inexorably damages the image of those who have always worked to represent Milan’s true creatives system at its best.
In any case, tomorrow marks the start of the new edition of this battered Milan Fashion Week and one naturally wonders what the Americans think of all this crap? Has Anna Wintour perhaps got some instinctive comment ... some very, very instinctive comment she would like to make?
Let's enjoy !

Humor Chic - Ralph Lauren, ready for Milan Fashion Week

Humor Chic - Karl Lagerfeld, ready for Milan Fashion Week

Friday, September 16, 2011

Humor Chic Trend Alert - Silvio Berlusconi on Angela Merkel, Unfuckable lard-arse

It seems that in an allegedly recorded phone call the Italian Prime Minister refered to the German Chancellor Angela Merkel as a "Unfucakble lard-arse".
Boom! Boom! Boom!
Did Berlusconi insult the Chancellor? is the question asked yesterday by the German tabloid Bild. All this is believable to anyone who has read Berlusconi's intercepted phone call on the "Shit country".
Boom! Boom! Boom!
Fucking hell, this time however I must say we adore all this! Just imagine if this wonderful trend also started in the fashion industry, who would be the possible candidates deserving the highly coveted title of "unfuckable lard-arse"?
Many? No... many more!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Humor Chic - John Galliano, how great to be a fully licenced racist

6.000 Euros! And you have authorization to be a filthy racist.

6.000 Euros, this is the sum that John Galliano former Dior, will have to pay for declaring anti Semitic abuse, according to the Paris courthouse.
Fantastic isn't it? This is a great opportunity not to be missed, just think, with just 6000 Euros anyone can have entry into the Olympus of authorized Racism, be free to say "I can smell a negro", "you are a fucking slave", "I like Jews only well done in the oven", and lots more.
What the fuck, this is a great relief for all those who are constantly biting their tongue, ouch... and come on guys, let's be honest, at least now this privilege will no longer be exclusive to those old racist editors in chief who are causing fashion's demise... ouch, ouch! And ouch again!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Humor Chic - Twin Towers. Outrage to the memory. In Milan, a shock installation arouses the indignation of American tourists.

Artist’s debris from Manhattan, the remains of the Twin Towers used as a tourist attraction at the Palazzo Reale in Milan.
We see a lot of silly things in Italy nowadays but the one that the City of Milan has just invented certainly outdoes them all. "I performed a sacrilegious act," declared Antonio Paladino (78) happily. Paladino is the inventor of an installation that goes beyond bad taste and stupidity (not to mince words), made out of some remains of the Twin Towers, ravaged in the terrible attacks of 11 September 2001 and now exhibited outdoors in the great atrium of the Palazzo Reale, in front of Piazza Duomo. "The Last Supper Globalized" is the title of the installation. Twenty tons of twisted metal, steel joists and bars, deformed by the heat and the impact of the two planes on the World Trade Center, have been, so to speak, remodeled after arriving in Italy in a large container in December 2010.
The macabre idea was promoted and supported by Mayor Pisapia of today's city council to celebrate the tenth anniversary of September 11. A foolish and unhappy choice that has horrified and outraged many foreign tourists, and especially the Americans now visiting the Palazzo Reale.
"A criminal act," were the words of James Milligan, a young New Yorker on a visit to Milan. It’s enough to give you the shivers to see passers-by as well as the Italian artist himself having their photos taken with a smug and reckless air, embracing the twisted metal, as if holding a trophy, something to cheer about.
A true moral wrench and all this because of bad politics and wretched politicians. Milan finds itself faced with a big gap to be bridged in terms of arts and culture. There is a total inability to recognize and accommodate the real artistic ferment of international exhibitions, hence many of the exhibitions organized always end up being in terrible bad taste, wretched events with a provincial flavor.
The rubble of Manhattan is neither art nor wonder. The burned and twisted metal stands for only death and disgrace. It’s not a tourist attraction but an affront to the memory of those who died.

Humor Chic - In Memoriam 9/11

Twin Towers Ten years after the 9/11 attacks destroyed the World Trade Center. Where Was God on 9/11? Terrorism cannot win.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Humor Chic News - FORWARD. Disgraced Designer John Galliano Mocked on T-Shirt

It’s been a big week for John Galliano: first he got a shout-out from Madonna, and now he’s featured on a new t-shirt.
The satirical shirt, on sale in Italy, features the Hitler-loving former fashion designer as an Orthodox Jew, replete with sidecurls and a hat. Intended in jest, the item has reportedly offended some customers at Milan’s La Rinascente department store, who felt that the shirt mocked Jews rather than Galliano.

Read more The Jewish Daily Forward

Humor Chic - John Galliano, I Love Nazi Chic

Galliano gets suspended sentence for anti-Semitic rant

The court found Galliano guilty on two counts of “public insults based on origin, religious affiliation, race or ethnicity” — charges that carry a maximum sentence of six months in prison and fines of up to €20,000.
But the three-magistrate panel showed leniency, sentencing the legendary designer to a €6,000 ($8,400) suspended fine, which means it goes on Galliano’s criminal record but he does not have to pay it. The court did not give Galliano prison time.
Presiding judge Anne-Marie Sauteraud said the magistrates’ clemency was in part due to the fact that the designer had apologized to the court and the plaintiffs — who contended the designer showered them with a litany of racist and anti-Semitic insults in two separate run-ins at a Paris watering hole.
In testimony before the court in proceedings in June, Galliano said he didn’t recall anything about the spats and explained he had been under the influence of a “triple addiction” to alcohol, barbiturates and sleeping pills. Still, he added he was sorry for “the sadness that this whole affair has caused.”
Lawyers for both sides welcomed Thursday’s ruling.
“It is a wise ruling,” Galliano lawyer Aurelien Hamelle told journalists outside the courtroom. “Mr. Galliano is clearly relieved ... and asked me to apologize for him once again.” Via Washingtonpost
So, Happy Nazi Chic to everybody!

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Humor Chic Scoop - At La Rinascente in Milan T-shirts go on sale with a caricature of John Galliano as an Orthodox Jew

   T-shirt John Galliano by ITTIERRE at La Rinascente

An Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jew

An Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jew

After the scandal of the anti-Semitic insults, Galliano has now become an Ultra Orthodox Jew.

Scheduled for September 8th is the decision of the court in Paris in the trial in which John Galliano is charged with uttering racist insults, but in the meantime without him business at the fashion companies still keeps going, full steam ahead!
After the disaster of the last Dior couture collection which sent its first collection on the catwalk in the post-Galliano era, it is now the turn of the new creative masterpieces produced by ITTIERRE, licensee of the Italian manufacturing company owned by the brand John Galliano LVMH Group. These days at La Rinascente department store in Milan you can see the new collections created by John Galliano ITTIERRE which include the first post-Galliano items, and it shows!
Humor Chic has found an exclusive for you: a special range of T-shirts printed with a caricature of John Galliano that evokes the image of an Orthodox Jew with the typical hat and curls hanging down at the sides of the face. Why sell an image of this type right now? Simple –  to ride the long wave of scandal in the hope of making a killing. But unfortunately many of  La Rinascente’s customers failed to appreciate the fact that the department store was selling this T-shirt, considering it made a mockery of the Jews.
What do you think?
And what about our beloved Mr. Sidney Toledano?
After all, a few years ago he was the one who entered into a licensing agreement with ITTIERRE, (remember that currently it is in receivership due to insolvency, Read Here), a pearl of Made in Italy which is a shining example of those insolvent companies that always keep going without turning a profit, kept alive thanks to the sacrifices and especially the money of the increasingly pauperized Italian citizens! Beautiful Italy!
Oh, I was forgetting ... If this T-shirt was not designed or created by former drunkard John Galliano, then who should we address our most affectionate and adoring "fuck you" to?
Are you flabbergasted by yet another crap masterpiece, hanging in the balance between marketing, subliminality and total stupidity?
Authentically made in Italy, I assure you. Long live creativity!

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Humor Chic - Valentino Garavani, an unbearable smell

Valentino Garavani, important confessions.
In an interview with the Italian newspaper “La Repubblica” Valentino Garavani, said:

"I suffered terribly when I left fashion in 2008, but I’ve finally overcome that feeling of emptiness. That was the perfect time to leave. If I’d gone on I couldn’t have borne the way the fashion world was changing, becoming a pure market in the hands of the money men, driven only by profit. After decades of work I couldn’t bear anyone telling me ‘You can’t do this, no, you mustn’t care about the sense of wonder but only about the product.” Then he added: "I’ve dressed the world’s most beautiful women: Jacqueline Kennedy when she married Onassis, the Empress Farah Diba when she fled from Tehran, and then Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda, Julia Roberts and Cate Blanchett. Today things are different , the stars don’t choose, they’re insecure, they need a personal dresser, who often makes them look a real fright...”

Well said Valentino! He closed the interview with a really stinging confession, about the places he likes best to live in:

"In my castle in Paris, my house in London, or in New York, but rarely in Rome, even though I love it, because when ever I pass by Palazzo Mignanelli [headquarters of the Maison Valentino], where I worked for 45 years, I I feel ill at ease and saddened. I long for those days, so beautiful and important, unique,” confessed the retired stylist.

And on this point Valentino is dead right. You can hardly blame him, after all. Just look at the mess his old fashion house is in now!
Yes, it’s really hard to feel at ease when you walk past. Regrettably the smell has really changed for the worse!

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Humor Chic - Karl Lagerfeld and Anna Wintour, Happy Birthday Humor Chic

Stop for a second, take a deep breath, open your eyes wide, your heart, your mind... now you are ready to dive into this sweet revolution. Happy Birthday Humor Chic!