In this month's Lucky editor's letter, Eva Chen mulls over her first two Fashion Week seasons as a bonafide street style star. Though Chen was familiar with the circus, having spent years as a magazine editor, it was only recently that she was thrust fully into the spotlight.
The entire thing sounds ridiculous. Chen mentions that last September, one street style photog gave her kudos for wearing her clothes more than once.
"You know, we [all the street style photographers, thereby implying it had been a topic of conversation] think it's very brave that you have worn some of the same pieces over and over," [he said]. That statement triggered a domino effect of emotions: confusion (huh?!) and then simultaneous paroxysms of laughter (I mean … yes, I wore the same Jil Sander skirt in two cities. How absurd that it be something unusual!) and disbelief ("brave," to me, is being on the front lines of a war or standing up for your beliefs. Not wearing the same thing twice).She goes on to acknowledge some truths about the current state of Fashion Week street style: that plenty of those eye-popping outfits are borrowed ("for a day or a few hours"), that no one can really walk in those heels ("only possible thanks to Uber") and that editors don't necessarily get all these looks together on their own (Chen has an assistant). "All that is why the way real women dress is so very inspiring to me," she says.
· Eva Chen's May Editor's Letter: Fashion Marathon! [Lucky]
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· Well, That Was a Weird NYFW: Empty Seats, Quiet Social [Racked]