Tanya Gold is notoriously outspoken, but it’s commentators like Gold that push the boundaries and make us question what we think – and why we think it. In this powerful and thought-provoking comment piece for The Guardian, Gold takes the fashion industry to task – from size zero and fantasy women to misogyny and sexism.
Vogue’s editor says she is bored by questions about thin models. But then, she’s selling clothes for a misogynistic industry. The fashion industry is the most perfect expression of the late capitalist business model. It pretends to sell free choice, but is conventional. It is conservative, racist, misogynist, a terrible polluter, and a fearsome hierarchy. Read more: Comment Is Free.