Versace Safety-Pin dress is back

What is the biggest attraction for designers to bring back?

First, Donatella Versace provided an ode to her brother Gianni’s archives and his most famous supermodel moment when he was murdered in 2017. Then Fendi brought back the rectangular bag; then Marc Jacobs announced his “Grunge Redux” series, which was officially launched this week. On Sunday night in New York, Ms. Versace reappeared, recreating the infamous safety pin dress of 1994. You know: the little-known star Elizabeth Heli, who was not known at the time, accompanied her boyfriend, Hugh Grant, at the premiere of “Four Weddings and a Funeral” and pushed her overnight. The paparazzi star.

In addition, Jennifer Lopez wore a palm-print chiffon number from Grammy in 2000 and won the public’s attention that night.

Well, musicians do this, not to mention Hollywood (“Mary Poppins Return”, anyone?), why not fashion? After all, there will always be a lot of mutual admiration and betrayal between the two industries.

You can understand this idea in the current uncertain climate. It works well once, why can’t it work again? In addition, on the ever-changing fashion hamster wheel, designers need a little creative pressure to constantly create new and wonderful things. Instead, they can be familiar and wonderful to you!

So Donatella did it.

The memory of Versace’s journey is the brand’s first pre-fall collection show, its first exhibition in New York and the first exhibition as a member of the Michael Coles family – Sorry, the Capri Holdings family (remember, holding The company) has been renamed and now it has become a group). As a way to announce Versace’s new identity, and hinting that, contrary to some concerns, the fact that a US company owns does not let the brand forget its roots, the show is a very compelling statement.

An Egyptian actress will face allegations of wearing this dress

An Egyptian actress said she was facing a public obscenity accusation in her clothes and said she did not intend to offend anyone and appealed to her critics to believe her goodwill. In a Facebook post on Saturday night, Rania Youssef said she might have misjudged that at the closing ceremony of this year’s Cairo International Film Festival, people would react to the clothes she wore. She showed her entire leg through embroidered gauze. She said that when she chose this dress, she mentioned the fashion designers who might be affected according to the tastes and standards of the International Film Festival.

“I want to repeat my commitment to the values and ethics proposed by Egyptian society,” Yusuf said, not apologizing for his statement.

The image of Youssef at the event was widely spread on social media, prompting a group of lawyers to file a complaint with the chief prosecutor, who quickly sent the actress to trial. Many complaints last for months or more before any action is taken, so swift action betrays the urgency of appeasing the aspirations of offenders. Yusuf will expire on January 12.

The case is the latest example of the seemingly secular authority’s acceptance of religious conservatism in Muslim-majority Egypt. In 2013, the army overthrew under the leadership of then-President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. A freely elected but divided Islamic president.

Since being selected into the office in 2014, el-Sissi has been supervised, thousands of Islamists and many secular democratic activists have been imprisoned, and the victory of the uprising of the 2011 uprising has been reversed, which upturned 29 The rule of the year’s dictator Hosni Mubarak.

However, although the el-Sissi government embraced almost too much forced opposition to political Islam, it showed great tolerance for extremely conservative Muslims. As we all know, Salafes has been quietly working for decades to gradually and non-violently turn Egypt into a society that observes the early purist rules of early 7th century in Islam.

As we all know, El-Sissi is a Muslim observer who has always quoted the name of God in his speech, but he often appeals to the country’s most senior clergy to modify the words of Islam to eliminate literature that incites hatred or violence. As president, he said in a television interview before his election in June 2014: “I will be responsible for (national) values, ethics, principles and religion.”

At the same time, the Egyptian Actors Association said in a statement that it intends to investigate and train actors who wear “unsuitable” clothing during the opening and closing ceremonies of the week-long film festival. They think they are “social traditions,” There is a conflict between values and ethics.

“Although we absolutely believe in the individual freedom of artists, we call on everyone to take responsibility for fans who appreciate their art and see them as role models,” the weekend statement said. “This should force them to make a minimum commitment to the public value of society.”

On the weekend, Yusuf’s dress and the news of her upcoming trials led the conversation on the social media network, becoming the front page of several newspapers on Sunday and becoming the subject of several columns.