Filed under: Editorials | Tags: back to the future, cultural revolution, gang of four, giorgio batu, mao zedong, ming xi, richard nixon, sherry ma, vogue china, yoyo yao
When I read the Vogue China March 2011 editorial title, “The Attitude: 70s Once More,” my thoughts immediately flashed with images of Nixon’s visit, the death of Chairman Mao, and the subsequent arrest of the Gang of Four. When I turned to page 226, however it was clear the attitude being reprised was not in fact those 70s. Nevertheless if the “Me Decade” had to be once more revisited, then it let it be done through Ford’s Ming Xi playing Marty McFly to Vogue China’s Delorean. Thankfully, however this 70s retread is more glam than it is granola and none more so with Ming’s final look comprised of a bestudded Burberry Prorsum trench, Ann Demeulemeester pants, some other separates by Yohji Yamamoto and Chanel whose positive identification is compromised by the shadowy lighting and the fact that I don’t speak Chinese. Illiteracy in a language spoken by over one fifth of the planet’s population, however ought to be no impediment to enjoying Ming Xi in this outing for her native Vogue and what’s more, you won’t even need to have read the Little Red Book or sped to 88 miles per hour to do so.
Credits include: Publication, Vogue China March 2011; Title, “The Attitude: 70s Once More”; Photography, Giorgio Batu; Fashion editor, Yoyo Yao; Production, Sherry Ma; Image source, Fashion Copious.
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