First, Lorenzo Martone is making videos for us this Fashion Week. We're pretty excited about that.
Second, his first post (which took us far too long to publish, but it's been a busy week) covers Andre Leon Talley's talk last week on the subject of superficiality, along with a reading of Patti Smith's book Just Kids.
ALT on Hailee Steinfeld's Prada dress at the SAG Awards:
"She indeed was the best-dressed person on the red carpet that night....This was the perfect dress for a 14-year-old girl. She did not go bling...she did not go bling-bling-bling, blah-blah-blah....It's a perfect dress for her. She has innocence."
ALT on Michelle Obama:
"There's power in clothing, but there's power in who she is....she can use clothing to embrace a certain way of being that also inspires other people."
Lorenzo then collected the thoughts of Ivan Bart, founder of IMG Models, and Cat Greeleaf, the woman you see in the back of your taxi on "Talk Stoop."