Brittney Griner, Abercrombie and Fitch, Guess and Priyanka Chopra, and Tilda Swinton
In a recent interview in Elle Magazine, WNBA rookie and superstar Brittney Griner, known for her slam-dunking ability declines the make-up and fashion class offered to all rookies as they enter the WNBA. Asha Dahya from GirltalkHQ joins Brian as they dig deeper into the cultural implications that this practice has on the female athletes. Are some female athletes not “feminine” enough for the WNBA? Are these manners and style classes relevant and/or necessary in 2013? Could these classes be considered prejudice or misogynistic in today’s cultural climate?
Abercrombie and Fitch and Guess make a play for inclusivity in two different ways. Guess, hired bollywood star, Priyanka Chopra, often compared to Sophia Loren, to be their next Guess Girl in their Holiday ad campaign. For “brown girls” everywhere this is a huge win for inclusivity. Abercrombie and Fitch on the other hand, in a play to seduce more shoppers, is now including Larger sizes for women and shoes for their 2014 line. It almost feels too little too late for A & F who is a little too little too late to the inclusivity party. As a result in droppin stock prices, Hollister and American Eagle Outfitters, saw a spike in market share.
Tilda Swinton turned 53 and was honored by the film division of Moma in NYC. The event was sponsored by Chanel and many of the guests in attendance were dawning Chanel Couture. Guests included: Anna Wintour, Ralph Fiennes, Bee Schaffer, Michael Bloomberg, Zac Posen, Alexa Chung, Iman, David Bowie, and Jessica Biel.