the real fashion elite.

london fashion week, woo hoo! does anyone care that neon is back, along with the neo-rave movement (I can’t even type that silly term without giggling), along with silver, gold, metallic, bronze, futuristic, goth, black, and all the other deadly dull trends that are peddled each year? there is also a big fashion photography show at the national portrait gallery in london for anyone who really believes that kate moss is an icon. for the rest of us, there is a far more spectacular show at the michael hoppen gallery called fashion where you can view some of those stunning images that inspired all of today’s tedious designers to go and rip off retro 20th-century style because they can’t seem to come up with much that is new. some of our idols, such as man ray, william avedon, louise dahl-wolfe and others, will be on display from 6 feb to 2 march, so put on a lovely chapeau and go.

photograph: william klein