I was pretty conflicted when I saw the Dolce & Gabbana show, with the models taking selfies of themselves as they walked down the runway.
It was either the ultimate show of how far fashion has receded to the fringes of pop culture, or the best PR stunt so far this season — and maybe the most inclusive, allowing people to follow the live updates of the images as they were posted directly to the brand’s social media channels.
I’m not really sure where the line should be drawn here. On one hand, I love that it meant that everyone had this intimate view of the show as it happened. (And it’s nice to see fashion week becoming more inclusive, like the Givenchy show with their allocation of tickets to the public.) But how much does taking a selfie on the runway take away from the traditional reason for a show, allowing the press and buyers to see the clothes in motion – how it would look on a woman walking down the street…
But, then again, so many women are taking selfies. So maybe it’s just a playful insight to the way women are today? What do you think?