Erin Wasson wants her next tattoo there.
I interviewed Erin Wasson recently for Refinery29.com, the model-slash-designer who styled Alexander Wang’s Spring 2008 show, recently ended a stint designing clothes for RVCA and even more recently launched her own line of jewelry called Low Luv (which is why I was interviewing her for R29). She had some provocative things to say about the fashion industry. For example, when I asked what she thinks about claims that fashion is an anti-feminist industry, she replied, “Here’s the thing about the fashion business: Most of it is run by gay men who will never be able to completely understand a woman…I think there is a lack of a true connection with what a woman really is.” Her response surprised me — I was thinking more along the lines of the danger of 6-inch heels, eating disorders, and fashion’s potential to breed a so-called “looksist” society (I had this on my mind after hearing an NPR interview with Deborah Rhode, author of The Beauty Bias). Wasson also had some interesting observations about modeling, specifically that it’s one industry where woman consistently make more dinero than men. Read the whole interview here!