I wish there were more images from the Met Gala like this- not just revelling in the glamour of fashion but also acknowledging the human cost of it.
On the one hand this picture is a reminder of how far America has come in terms of race relations, giving us hope for further evolution (which is so sorely needed). On the other hand, it reminds us of the blood, sweat and tears that went into building America's cotton industry. Sadly, there are huge travesties and injustices that still happen in the name of fashion.
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I’m just now realizing that Timmy’s couture Haider Ackermann “sweatpants” are actually
No less than three fashion magazines have called them “sweatpants” in their headlines:
This does a disservice to Haider Ackermann’s clever design concept, an amalgamation of classic American street style, athleisure, and formal wear that references the lexicon of a tuxedo and gives it a uniquely “Timmy” spin.
So, sweatpants vs. track pants: What’s the difference?
Track pants have one or more stripes that run along the outer side of each pant leg. A single stripe is called a “tuxedo stripe” because it’s most often seen on tuxedo pants.
I think many of us missed the subtle, cheeky white satin tuxedo-stripe detail on Timmy’s track pants amid the blinding lights and flash photography on the Met Gala red carpet (which was actually beige). And so we assumed they were sweatpants.
But they’re not.
It appears that Haider Ackermann used a strip of the same duchesse satin fabric of his cropped double breasted tuxedo jacket down each of Timmy’s pant legs. So they coordinate with the jacket.
Why is this significant?
When track pants are worn with a coordinating jacket, it’s called a tracksuit.
“...tracksuit tracksuit tracksuit tracksuit...”
Just saying. 😜😏🙃🤫✨
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