Who’s Minding The Store?

Style.com looks as if they are in need of someone in charge to keep an eye on their website. For the last several days, in anticipation of the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony (which Vogue’s March issue was dedicated to), Style.com’s homepage has promoted their ‘Oscar Preview- Red Carpet glamour then and now’ accompanied by a picture of the beautiful Ava Gardner, and a larger one, featuring the gorgeous Halle Berry clad in fur and satin gown. Well, in case they don’t realize it, we are now at War, and every newspaper and publication has had articles referring to the way in which this awards ceremony will now be more sober and toned down. Some even feared this event would be canceled, but alas, it is going on as scheduled.

In fact, today’s WWD featured a front page which deals with the way in which the War will effect the fashion world, saying “the situation has shaken one of the fashion industry’s biggest events: the Oscars- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has canceled the traditional Red Carpet Parade of Stars- the world’s most watched fashion show- in favor of a more low keyed event focused on the awards rather than the dresses and diamonds.” Wake up and smell the coffee, Style.com!

Marilyn Kirschner

I am a long time fashion editor with 40+ years of experience. As senior market of Harper's Bazaar for 21 years I met and worked with every major fashion designer in the world and covered all of the collections in Paris, London, Milan and New York. I was responsible for overall content, finding and pulling in the best clothes out there, and for formulating ideas and stories.

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