Top Fashion Influencer: Ethan Glenn

Ethan Glenn is a fashion and lifestyle influencer who has made a name for himself in the fashion industry with his modern sense of style. He has become a go-to source for fashion advice and inspiration to many, with his over 500K followers on TikTok and Instagram.https://www.instagram.com/p/ClJ6Qz_y_Bv/embed/captioned/?cr=1&v=14&wp=548&rd=https%3A%2F%2Ffashionunited.com&rp=%2Fnews%2Ffashion%2Ftop-fashion-influencer-ethan-glenn%2F2023011351691#%7B%22ci%22%3A0%2C%22os%22%3A502562.10000000894%7D

One of the things that sets Ethan apart from other influencers is his incorporation of streetwear and vintage into his outfits. He isn’t afraid to mix and match colors and textures creating looks that are both eye-catching and easygoing.

Ethan’s personal style can be best described as a blend of classic and contemporary. He often pairs classic tailored pieces, like shirts and trousers with trendy streetwear items such as oversized hoodies and sneakers. He also has a knack for mixing high-end designer pieces with more affordable, off-beat items. He can be seen rocking a Patagonia fleece with a pair of vintage Levi’s, or an Acne Studio scarf with a streetwear t-shirt.

Another thing that sets Ethan apart is his attention to detail. He pays close attention to fit and proportion, ensuring that every piece of clothing he wears is the right size and shape for his body type. He also pays close attention to grooming and accessories, often finishing off his looks with a stylish cap, sunglasses, or a carefully chosen piece of jewelry.

Aside from his successful career as an influencer, Ethan is also the owner and creative director of his own company called Every Other Thursday. The brand is a reflection of Ethan’s personal style and aesthetic. It offers a variety of streetwear and clothing items from card holders, to sweaters and t-shirts.

So, if you’re looking for a modest vintage lifestyle inspiration, by following Ethan you can learn how to dress in a way that is both fashionable and true to yourself.

The role of color in fashion

Fashion is one of the most important visual phenomena of our time, and in fashion, color plays a major role. In this background article, we share the difference between primary and secondary colors, discuss color combinations and contrasts, and the influence of color in the fashion industry.

  1. color
  2. decoration: such as embellishments or embroideries
  3. material: the fabric
  4. shape: the silhouette of a garment is defined by its pattern (the cut) and is described by words such as oversized or fitted
  5. A garment executed in one color is called uni or mono.
  6. A garment consisting of two colors is referred to as bicolor.
  7. Multicolor means multi-colored.
  8. Color blocking or colour blocking is when two or more different colors are used in a piece of clothing or outfit.
  9. Monochrome refers to an outfit that consists of one color from head to toe.
  10. Color Consultant gives consumers color and style advice. They advise clients on which colors and combinations suit them. The consultant distinguishes different color types based on their skin (warm or cool), hair and eye color. Sometimes the client receives a color passport highlighting the colors that suit him/her. A color passport can be useful when buying new clothes, as it can show which colors gave them a boost and which colors made a good combination. Retailers also sometimes hire color consultants to train their shop staff to give color advice to customers.

MassiveTop ten female runway models 2022: In Paris

Runway models

The spring/summer 2022 edition of the Haute Couture kicks off this week in Paris and the women’s wear collections start in February. These are the fresh faces we hope to see walking in the shows. They herald from all over the world, runway models from The USA and Europe to Japan and Angola. Not only are they fierce on the runways they slay on Instagram with thousands of followers each

.Nationality: Brazilian
Mother Agency: Canvas Management, New York
Instagram: ___valente
Followers: 24K
Recent Campaigns and Editorial: Fendi SS22 Campaign
Fashion Shows: Balenciaga FW22: The Lost Tape; Z Factory SS22: Love Brings Love

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Nationality: Angolan
Mother Agency: Da Banda Model Management, Angola
Instagram: blesnyaminher
Followers: 46.6K
Recent Campaigns and Editorial: Louis Vuitton LV Holiday 2021; Zara UNA SPLENDIDA GIORNAÍA
Fashion Shows: Chanel SS22; Isabel Marant SS22; Dior SS22; Salvatore Ferragamo SS22; Alberta Ferretti SS22 runway models

Nationality: Vietnamese
Mother Agency: Elite Paris
Instagram: nnguyenjade
Followers: 13K
Recent Campaigns and Editorial: Paco Rabanne Lookbook, Paco Rabanne fragrance
Fashion Shows: Chanel Pre-Fall 22 Metiers D’Art Show; Louis Vuitton SS22; Sportmax SS22

Nationality: Vietnamese
Mother Agency: Elite Paris
Instagram: nnguyenjade
Followers: 13K
Recent Campaigns and Editorial: Paco Rabanne Lookbook, Paco Rabanne fragrance
Fashion Shows: Chanel Pre-Fall 22 Metiers D’Art Show; Louis Vuitton SS22; Sportmax SS22

Nationality: French
Mother Agency: Women Management
Instagram: lolibahiaa
Followers: 24.4K
Recent Campaigns and Editorial: Saint Laurent Winter ‘21 campaign; ‘Jeunesse Dorée’ M Le magazine du Monde

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Fashion Shows: Chanel Pre-Fall 22; Louis Vuitton SS22; Stella McCartney SS22; Givenchy SS22

Nationality: Japanese/French
Mother Agency: Bon Image Corp. – Tokyo
Instagram: mikaschndr
Followers: 107K
Recent Campaigns and Editorial: Vogue Japan ‘Mika Rocks’ and cover, Feb ‘22; Moschino SS22 Campaign; Louis Vuitton Holiday ‘21; British Vogue ‘The Jean Genies’ Dec ‘21
Fashion Shows: Chanel Pre-Fall 22 Metiers D’Art Show; Louis Vuitton SS22; Miu Miu SS22; Hermès SS22

runway models

Nationality: American (First Nations)
Mother Agency: IMG
Instagram: quannah.rose
Followers: 296K
Recent Campaigns and Editorial: Elle US digital cover Dec ‘21; Porter Magazine cover Dec ‘21; ‘Gaining Ground’ American Vogue Oct ‘21
Fashion Shows: Gucci Love Parade Pre-Fall 22; Chanel SS22; Chloé SS22

Nationality: Angolan
Mother Agency: Da Banda Model Management, Angola
Instagram: blesnyaminher
Followers: 46.6K

runway models


Recent Campaigns and Editorial: Louis Vuitton LV Holiday 2021; Zara UNA SPLENDIDA GIORNAÍA
Fashion Shows: Chanel SS22; Isabel Marant SS22; Dior SS22; Salvatore Ferragamo SS22; Alberta Ferretti SS22

Quinn Mora

runway models

Nationality: American
Mother Agency: DNA Models, New York
Instagram: quinnelinmora
Followers: 16K

runway models
Recent Campaigns and Editorial: ‘High Performance’ W Magazine Dec ‘21;
Vogue Korea Cover Dec ‘21
Fashion Shows: Chanel Pre-Fall 22 Metiers D’Art Show; Celine SS22; Miu Miu SS22; Hermés SS22

Steinberg

Nationality: Angolan
Mother Agency: Da Banda Model Management, Angola
Instagram: blesnyaminher
Followers: 46.6K
Recent Campaigns and Editorial: Louis Vuitton LV Holiday 2021; Zara UNA SPLENDIDA GIORNAÍA
Fashion Shows: Chanel SS22; Isabel Marant SS22; Dior SS22; Salvatore Ferragamo SS22; Alberta Ferretti SS22

Nationality: Angolan
Mother Agency: Da Banda Model Management, Angola
Instagram: blesnyaminher
Followers: 46.6K
Recent Campaigns and Editorial: Louis Vuitton LV Holiday 2021; Zara UNA SPLENDIDA GIORNAÍA
Fashion Shows: Chanel SS22; Isabel Marant SS22; Dior SS22; Salvatore Ferragamo SS22; Alberta Ferretti SS22

Nationality: Russian
Mother Agency: Avant Models Agency – Moscow
Instagram: st.einberg
Followers: 139K
Recent Campaigns and Editorial: Givenchy Pre-Fall ‘22 Lookbook; Dior Cruise ‘22 Campaign; Christian Dior SS 22 Campaign
Fashion Shows: Chanel Cruise 22 Show Dubai; Louis Vuitton SS22; Stella McCartney SS22; Givenchy SS22; Isabel Marant SS22

Yilan Hua

Nationality: Chinese
Mother Agency: The Face Paris
Instagram: yilan_hua
Followers: 68K
Recent Campaigns and Editorial; Max Mara SS22 Campaign; Fendi SS22 Campaign; Hermès ‘Upside Down’ Nov ‘21
Fashion Shows: Celine SS22; Mugler FW 21; AZ Factory SS22: ‘Love Brings Love’FROM CATWALK TO CLOSET

Read more about the role fashion weeks play and how they influence fashion.In this extensive background article everything you need to know about fashion trends.

Top 200 fashion companies in the world

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The FashionUnited Combined Top 200 Index gathers the largest fashion companies in the world by market value. The unique FashionUnited benchmark formula for fashion companies calculates the current values of both public and privately held clothing companies.

RankCompanyMcap $Type
1LVMH$308.9 bPublic
2Nike$133.8 bPublic
3Hermès$130.4 bPublic
4Christian Dior$108.7 bPublic
5TJX$73.10 bPublic
6Inditex$67.17 bPublic
7Luxottica Group$65.24 bPublic
8Kering$59.31 bPublic
9Chanel$57.46 bPrivate
10Fast Retailing$55.37 bPublic
11Compagnie Financière Richemont$51.18 bPublic
12Lululemon Athletica$37.24 bPublic
13Rolex SA$29.84 bPrivate
14Ross Stores$29.83 bPublic
15adidas$23.11 bPublic
16Li Ning$19.8 bPublic
17Chow Tai Fook Jewellery$18.3 bPublic
18Hennes & Mauritz$15.4 bPublic
19Authentic Brands Group$15.2 bPrivate
20Armani$14.7 bPrivate
21VF$12.1 bPublic
22Moncler SpA$12.1 bPublic
23Prada$12.0 bPublic
24Swatch Group$12.0 bPublic
25Swarovski$11.0 bPrivate
26Primark$9.89 bPrivate
27PUIG$9.52 bPrivate
28Deckers Outdoor$8.79 bPublic
29Dick’s Sporting Goods$8.70 bPublic
30Burberry Group$8.43 bPublic
31Pentland Brands$8.12 bPrivate
32Patek Phillippe$7.62 bPrivate
33Burlington Coat Company$7.58 bPublic
34Next$7.39 bPublic
35PUMA$7.22 bPublic
36Tapestry$7.16 bPublic
37C&A$6.97 bPrivate
38Max Mara$6.55 bPrivate
39Audemars Piguet$6.26 bPrivate
40Levi Strauss & Co.$6.18 bPublic
41Ralph Lauren$5.89 bPublic
42JD Sports$5.76 bPublic
43Zalando$5.71 bPublic
44Lojas Renner S.A.$5.62 bPublic
45Capri Holdings$5.54 bPublic
46Dolce & Gabbana$5.52 bPrivate
47Vipshop Holdings$5.41 bPublic
48Gildan Activewear$5.29 bPublic
49Skechers$5.22 bPublic
50Tory Burch$5.16 bPrivate
51On Running$5.04 bPublic
52Valentino$4.78 bPrivate
53New Balance$4.63 bPrivate
54Columbia Sportswear$4.48 bPublic
55Dillard’s$4.53 bPublic
56Macys$4.36 bPublic
57Birkenstock$4.12 bPrivate
58Aditya Birla$3.79 bPublic
59Veepee$3.85 bPrivate
60Bestseller$3.70 bPrivate
61Academy Sports + Outdoors$3.51 bPrivate
62Frasers Group$3.41 bPublic
63Brunello Cucinelli$3.37 bPublic
64Hugo Boss$3.36 bPublic
65Asics$3.22 bPublic
66OTB Group$3.17 bPrivate
67Farfetch$3.15 bPublic
68Gap$3.14 bPublic
69El Corte Inglés Group$3.13 bPrivate
70Calzedonia Group$3.12 bPrivate
71PVH$3.05 bPublic
72Belle International$3.04 bPublic
73Under Armour$3.01 bPublic
74Foot locker$2.97 bPublic
75Tom Ford$2.96 bPrivate
76Vera Wang$2.83 bPrivate
77Lacoste$2.80 bPrivate
78MANGO MNG Holding$2.78 bPrivate
79Nordstrom$2.76 bPublic
80Carters$2.75 bPublic
81Alpargatas$2.69 bPublic
82Zegna$2.66 bPublic
83J. Crew$2.61 bPrivate
84Chopard$2.58 bPrivate
85Hanesbrands Inc.$2.51 bPublic
86Salvatore Ferragamo$2.48 bPublic
87Victoria’s Secret$2.46 bPublic
88Longchamp$2.44 bPrivate
89Marks & Spencer Group$2.30 bPublic
90Lao Feng Xiang Jewelry$2.27 bPublic
91NewYorker$2.24 bPrivate
92J.C. Penney$2.23 bPrivate
93Steve Madden$2.15 bPublic
94Urban Outfitters$2.10 bPublic
95American Eagle Outfitters$1.95 bPublic
96Triumph International$1.89 bPrivate
97Semir$1.83 bPublic
98Furla$1.80 bPrivate
99Benetton Group$1.72 bPrivate
100Canada Goose$1.71 bPublic
101The Buckle Inc.$1.68 bPublic
102Oxford Industries$1.42 bPublic
103Tendam – Grupo Cortefiel$1.39 bPrivate
104TODS$1.34 bPublic
105Grendene$1.33 bPublic
106Takko Fashion$1.32 bPrivate
107s Oliver Group$1.26 bPrivate
108New Look$1.25 bPrivate
109Wolverine$1.21 bPublic
110Eroglu Group$1.07 bPrivate
111Russell Athletic$1.06 bPrivate
112Varner Group$1.04 bPrivate
113Neiman Marcus$1.03 bPrivate
114Guararapes$1.01 bPublic
115Cole Haan$2.57 bPrivate
116Bogner$2.46 bPrivate
117Hudsons Bay$2.37 bPrivate
118Bosco di Ciliegi$2.13 bPrivate
119Holy Fashion Group$2.11 bPrivate
120Selfridges Group$2.09 bPrivate
121Elie Taharie$1.96 bPrivate
122DvF (Diane von Furstenberg)$1.96 bPrivate
123ShopKo Stores$1.89 bPrivate
124Babochka$1.88 bPrivate
125Eddie Bauer$1.84 bPrivate
126Wortmann Group$1.78 bPrivate
127Lindex$1.77 bPrivate
128Breitling$1.70 bPrivate
129Monsoon Accessorize$1.69 bPrivate
130Barneys New York$1.58 bPrivate
131Christian Louboutin$1.54 bPrivate
132Ascena Retail Group$1.51 bPrivate
133Liu Jo$1.50 bPrivate
134New Era$1.44 bPrivate
135Frederique Constant$1.43 bPrivate
136Excellent Retail Brands$1.34 bPrivate
137Groupe Zannier$1.29 bPrivate
138Patagonia$1.23 bPrivate
139Paul Smith$1.23 bPrivate
140De Rigo S.p.A.$1.18 bPrivate
141IC Group$1.15 bPrivate
142Mikimoto$1.12 bPrivate
143Pepe Jeans Group$1.11 bPrivate
144Sociedad Textil Lonia$1.10 bPrivate
145Ulysse Nardin$1.06 bPrivate
146Manolo Blahnik$1.04 bPrivate
147Canali$1.03 bPrivate
148Kurt Geiger$1.02 bPrivate
149CBR Fashion$1.01 bPrivate
150St. John$986 mPrivate
151Marzotto Group$972 mPrivate
152Groupe GO Sport$964 mPrivate
153Bally$1.17 bPrivate
154G-star$962 mPrivate
155Designer Brands (DSW)$960 mPublic
156Marc O Polo$876 mPrivate
157Guess$820 mPublic
158Woolrich$789 mPrivate
159Abercrombie & Fitch$764 mPublic
160G-III Apparel Group$743 mPublic
161Metersbonwe$650 mPublic
162Chicos$624 mPublic
163Caleres$612 mPublic
164ASOS$600 mPublic
165Genesco$538 mPublic
166Boohoo.Com$526 mPublic
167Arvind Fashions$521 mPublic
168Childrens Place Inc$484 mPublic
169Allbirds$471 mPublic
170Van de Velde$442 mPublic
171SMCP$430 mPrivate
172Peek & Cloppenburg$409 mPrivate
173Desigual$376 mPrivate
174Barbour$371 mPrivate
175True Religion$370 mPrivate
176Onward Holdings$334 mPublic
177Esprit$270 mPublic
178Ted Baker$224 mPublic
179Damartex$193 mPublic
180Fossil$180 mPublic
181BCBG Maxazria$178 mPrivate
182Rent the Runway$152 mPublic
183Supergroup$107 mPublic
184Rue21$106 mPrivate
185Aldo$102 mPrivate
186ESCADA$101 mPrivate
187Express$80 mPublic

Find more than 4.000 fashion brand companies in the International Fashion Brands Directory here.

Disclaimer: The privately held companies are selected by analysing all companies in the database (Fashion Company directory) and filings at the local Chamber of Commerce or public disclosures. Due to limited disclosed information on privately held entities, the market value of these companies remains to be an estimate. Any information on the stock listed companies is frozen as of October 3rd, 2022. The privately listed fashion companies are revalued annualy. Therefore the valuation of the publicly listed clothing companies will be updated according to this periodicity.

Horizontal Lip Piercing – Ultimate Experience Guide

While many lip piercings have variations, none are as quirky as the horizontal lip piercing. This piercing is a must for anyone interested in a unique placement!

Below you’ll find everything you need to know about horizontal lip piercings including price, procedure, pain level and healing time. Recommended aftercare products & various photos will help you make the horizontal lip piercing all your own.

What is a Horizontal Lip Piercing?

A horizontal lip piercing is a continuous puncture situated across the bottom lip. This piercing is usually adorned with a straight or curved barbell and has two ends poking out on top of the lip.

Should You Get a Horizontal Lip Piercing?

As with any piercing, horizontal lip piercings have their risks & rewards. Read the following pros & cons to see if this piercing is right for you:

Pros

  • This piercing highlights the lips in a big way and brings symmetry to the face. All genders can comfortably wear this piercing.
  • Horizontal lip piercings are quite rare and would most likely draw more attention. This piercing is definitely intended to make a statement.

Cons

  • Since the lip area is very sensitive, healing and changing jewelry can be more painful than other piercings. These worries can be reduced by choosing a small needle and well-fitting jewelry.
  • Horizontal lip piercings will leave scarring if they are removed. Make absolutely sure you’re good with keeping this piercing (or the scars) before you get it done.

Piercing Procedure

Horizontal lip piercing is a delicate and sensitive procedure that requires precision. Choosing a reputable piercer is very important for this piercing so that it looks how it should.

When you arrive at the shop, your piercer will go over the procedure and have you fill out some paperwork while they set up. Once they’re ready, your lip will be cleaned and marked with a surgical pen. Make sure you like the location of the marks before moving forward!

Your lip will then be clamped and the surface of your lip will be punctured with a hollow needle. The needle will promptly be changed out for your chosen jewelry. Afterwards, your piercer will talk to you about proper piercing aftercare. Be sure you understand what you need to do and ask any questions you may have.

See the videos below for a look at horizontal lip piercing in real time.

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How Much do Horizontal Lip Piercings Hurt?

5 out of 10

Horizontal lip piercings are rated at a 5/10 on the pain scale. This rating is higher because it is a more complicated procedure in a sensitive area.

Your pain level may vary depending on lip sensitivity, tissue thickness or needle size. Choosing a piercer you trust will ensure these things are taken into account beforehand.

Healing and Aftercare

Horizontal lip piercing healing time usually takes around 6 – 8 weeks.

Your lip will be swollen and sensitive for the first few days, but these issues should go away within a week. Remember the following aftercare guidelines to keep your piercing healthy:

  • Always wash your hands thoroughly before touching your piercing.
  • Do not play with or move your piercing.
  • Keep oral contact with other people and things to a minimum.
  • Make sure your piercing is completely healed before removing your jewelry. Early jewelry removal can cause your piercing to close.
  • Clean your piercing twice per day as described below to minimize risk of infection.

How to Clean Your Piercing

Mix 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt with 8 oz warm water. After the salt has dissolved, pour some saline solution on a clean pad or towel. Hold it on your piercing for a few minutes to help loosen any crusted debris that may be present.

Carefully clean off any debris and the ends of your jewelry while keeping your jewelry still. Repeat this procedure once in the morning and once at night to ensure your piercing stays clean throughout the day.

Recommended Aftercare Products

Sea salt

This piercing sea salt is ideal for at-home saline solutions.

Piercing aftercare spray

Saline spray is ideal for anyone on-the-go. Throw it in your bag and clean your piercing anywhere!

Best Jewelry for Horizontal Lip Piercings

Be sure to insist on high quality surgical steel or titanium jewelry when getting pierced. Do not use plated metal or plastic jewelry, as these may cause piercing infection or keloids.

Curved barbells or spiked ends can add something extra to an already-unique piercing.

The classic choice for horizontal lip piercings is a straight barbell. This can be enhanced with different ends depending on your mood.

While studs or rings may be plausible, use caution when trying them. This piercing is more elongated than a typical lip piercing and it may be uncomfortable with different jewelry.

How Much Does a Horizontal Lip Piercing Cost?

  • In the US, horizontal lip piercings range from $40 – $70.
  • In the UK, horizontal lip piercings range from £35 – £80.
  • In Europe, horizontal lip piercings range from €30 to €80.

The cost of your piercing usually indicates the experience of the piercer. Basic jewelry is usually included in this cost.

Barry Bonds Amazing and Stylish Earrings

Barry Bonds typically wears an inch-long cross earring, with square-cut precious stones on the sides. He started wearing a cross hoop as a Pirates rookie. it became a symbol of his flash. Sterling silver cross circle hoop: the cross image of the design, fashion and modern, the perfect cleaning process is straightforward, typical, attractive, elegant, Exchange GBT to PKR.

Barry Bonds Earrings

The cross was at first a pendant, given to him by his granddad, Robert Bonds. Bonds transformed it into an earring, which he wore throughout his time in Pittsburgh. After he came to San Francisco, he engaged Mozaffarian in fashion.

Bonds wore a cross earring in 1986 when he was a newbie with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and it turned into an image of his glimmer. He was all the while wearing one of every 1993, as an individual from the San Francisco Giants, and it turned into an image of his confidence.

Barry Bonds Earrings look perfect, beautiful, stylish, and aren’t weighty on the ears by any stretch of the imagination.

Barry Bonds career

Barry Bonds has been one of the most significant players in the MLB given his great profession, the steroid time, and how he changed the game.

In 1993, Bonds endorsed with the San Francisco Giants, continuing in his dad and granddad’s footsteps, where he would spend the next 15 seasons and resign in 2007.

How did Barry Bonds get famous?

Bonds collected various Gold Glove awards for his play in the left field yet was most popular as a very useful hitter. In 2004 he turned out to be just the third major leaguer to hit more than 700 grand slams in his career, and he turned into the significant association all-time strolls pioneer.

What is Barry Bonds generally known for?

Barry Bonds, in full Barry Lamar Bonds, American expert baseball player, an extraordinary all-around player who broke the significant association grand league records for both a vocation (762) and a solitary season (with 73 homers in 200

Controversial Career of Barry Bonds

Despite his honors, Bonds drove a controversial career, prominently as a focal figure in baseball’s steroids scandal. He was prosecuted in 2007 on charges of prevarication and hindrance of equity for supposedly misleading an excellent jury during the national government’s examination of BALCO, a maker of an imperceptible steroid.

Bonds’ career is stained by a few outrages connected with steroids. He was in the focal point of the controversy since the mid-2000s.

925 sterling silver earrings

Authentic silver is one of the most well-known decisions for stud wear, particularly for delicate ears, as it is frequently depicted as hypoallergenic jewelry.

Real silver studs have a wonderful, regular gloss for all styles.

It matches white gold jewelry impeccably.

You can track down authentic silver hoops in all styles.

It is significant to Sterling silver.

Top-notch real silver is hypoallergenic.

It is appropriate as hoops for touchy ears.

Click here to see variations of these earrings, Varieties will happen from one piece to another, estimations might differ marginally.

Barry Bonds stays one of the best hitters in the game. Most likely about that. Yet, the previous Giants star once supposedly utilized steroids to upgrade his exhibition during his playing days. What’s more, that may be the primary explanation he didn’t get enlisted into the Hall of Fame in his last year of qualification. Yet, it doesn’t change the way that Bonds is a genuine legend of the game.

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Inside Antwaun Sargent’s Hyperspeed Art-World Ascent

On the Thursday after Labor Day, the Gagosian gallery held a dinner at Altro Paradiso, a haute pasta spot in New York’s SoHo. Each year that September evening is a rite of passage in the art world. The Chelsea galleries throw open their doors to the big fall shows, the public floods the blocks between 10th and 11th Avenues, and a select few get invited to dinners to celebrate it all, with cocktails flowing late into the evening.

Of those galleries hosting dinners, Larry Gagosian’s is the biggest, with 19 locations around the globe. That evening the Houston-based artist Rick Lowe had debuted a suite of paintings at Gagosian in his first New York solo show, which had come on the heels of his inclusion in the Whitney Biennial earlier in the year. A line snaked down West 24th Street, and staff had to ensure passage for certain VIPs: Met director Max Hollein, Brooklyn Museum director Anne Pasternak, former cultural commissioner Tom Finkelpearl, the Ghanaian British architect Sir David Adjaye. The opening was set to close at 8 p.m., but by 8:30 the gallery was still thronged. Lowe, 61, finally arrived at Altro around 9, flanked by a dozen family members from Alabama, many of whom had never been to New York City. The restaurant was crowded with well-wishers. David Breslin, who would be announced as the new modern and contemporary curator at The Met in a few weeks, was chatting with the artist Cy Gavin. Gagosian COO Andrew Fabricant ate at a table stuffed with collectors. The artist Awol Erizku held court at another without ever removing his Marni sunglasses.

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At the center of it all sat the show’s curator, Antwaun Sargent, who joined the gallery as a director at the start of 2021. Dressed in an outfit typical of his style—Gucci loafers with a Comme des Garçons jacket and Esenshel wool cap—Sargent occupied a seat reserved for Tyler Mitchell, the young photographer whose own Sargent-organized show at Gagosian would open the following week in London. Mitchell was occupied for the evening at a dinner hosted by Matthieu Blazy, creative director of the Italian fashion brand Bottega Veneta, at The Strand bookstore.

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“Believe me, if I didn’t have to be here, I would be there—can you believe it, a Bottega dinner at The Strand?” Sargent said, his eyes wide.

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Sargent is 34 years old and speaks with the authority of someone much older while still exhibiting the excitability of a Gen Z TikTok star. His proclamations, which he can pose as outrageous provocations without indicating that his tongue is fully in his cheek, often end with a dramatic upswing in pitch. He’s lithe, a former cross-country runner who still bikes hundreds of miles a week, and often coils his body as he begins a story, affecting a pounce when he hits his crescendo.

At Altro, it was difficult for tablemates to shift the subject as Sargent opined, sipping a negroni and then a second negroni. We discussed the sheer improbability of a dinner for a Lowe show at Gagosian, the world’s most sales-obsessed gallery. The artist’s practice has long been concerned with community organizing in Houston’s Third Ward, about as far from the transactional temple of Gagosian’s white cube as you could get. Yet Sargent had landed him.

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“In the middle of the pandemic, I called Rick and I said, ‘I heard you’re making paintings,’ ” he told the audience at the dinner in an all-eyes-on-me toast that had been preceded by screams of “Antwaaaun.”

It was, in many ways, Sargent’s night as much as the artist’s—a characterization the curator would strenuously disagree with, telling me in the hours leading up to the event that “Tonight is all about Rick, it’s about Rick.” Even so, as those pre-toast chants indicated, it was also undeniably Sargent’s stage. In his two brief years at Gagosian, Sargent, who not so long ago was scraping together rent writing online, has become one of the more fawned over, buzzed about, and mystifying forces in the commercial gallery world.

Sargent’s trajectory from outsider to consummate insider has come amid a movement to bring Black artists more into the programming at blue-chip galleries and top-flight institutions, where for centuries they’ve been marginalized or not shown at all. No one has done this more visibly than Sargent, becoming an art world micro-celebrity along the way, with nearly 100,000 Instagram followers. Openings for shows he has curated have looked more like concerts, with young kids spilling out into the streets, generating waves of press and celebrity attention. When Jay-Z stopped by the gallery’s London outpost during the Sargent-staged show “Social Works II,” he was given a private tour by Sargent.

As dessert arrived around midnight, Sargent showed little inclination that he would soon be heading back to the apartment in Downtown Brooklyn he shares with a roommate. In a few days’ time, he was set to fly to London to start installing the first Gagosian show for Mitchell, a major step in the photographer’s continued ascendance.

In one of our several interviews, in early September, I asked Sargent about the place he now occupies among the tippy top of the art market’s highest elevation, and how exactly he reached it despite the odds stacked against him—and some forces still at play.

“I do understand that there is a space that I carved out, and I am sensitive to that,” he said. “If you would’ve asked Antwaun what he would be doing when you’re 33, I would’ve never said this. Never in my life would I have said this.”

“You get attention, people hate. But no one has done it to my face.”

For the last few years, many major institutions and blue-chip galleries have gone out of their way to correct the long-standing inequity of Black artists in programming and collections—between 2008 and 2018, just 2.37 percent of acquisitions at 30 prominent American museums were of work by Black artists. Since then, the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum both deaccessioned works by white artists in order to have an endowment to acquire works by women and artists of color. Black artists, especially those who work in the field of figurative painting, have seen their prices skyrocket on the secondary market and have waiting lists for work on the primary market so long that even some of the world’s top collectors can’t access the work.

Sargent is arguably the most recognizable face of this movement, a red-carpet-walking social-first curator-slash-dealer cloaked in custom Bode jackets and Issey Miyake pleats. “Young Gifted and Black,” a show of work from the collection of former media executive Bernard Lumpkin and his husband, Carmine D. Boccuzzi, that Sargent cocurated with Matt Wycoff, has been touring for three years and is currently on view at the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis. Sargent organized “Figures of Speech”, the massive exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum of work by the late Louis Vuitton designer Virgil Abloh that saw enterprising streetwear dealers buy out gift shop merch to flip at resale. This year Sargent was asked, with Aimee Ng, to put together a show of paintings by Barkley L. Hendricks at the Frick, the first time a Black artist has had a show at the museum. In the fall, Sargent taught a photography course at Yale, a fact he casually dropped as he tracked down our Uber outside the Brooklyn Museum one afternoon this past summer after a walk-through of the Abloh show where he was gawked at by the designer’s young devotees.

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“You get attention, people hate. But no one has done it to my face.”

As he’s gone about his work, Sargent has overhauled the typical notion of an art curator as an egghead entombed within the institution. He is out on the town constantly. When he released the 2019 book The New Black Vanguard, it came with a signing in Milan hosted by Gucci, attended by Tyler, the Creator; Arthur Jafa; and Maurizio Cattelan. In March, following the Academy Awards, he attended Vanity Fair’s after-party, then moved on to Madonna and Guy Oseary’s bash, then went to Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s at the Chateau Marmont, then straight to his Sunset Tower suite to retrieve his bag. He had to be back in New York for a dinner honoring Lowe’s inclusion in the Whitney Biennial. Then he was off for a talk at Savannah College of Art and Design alongside Mitchell, and then Venice for the Biennale, posting an Instagram pic in a pink silk three-piece Gucci suit.

“Antwaun has always been stylish, he’s always been in fashion, he’s always been in music, he’s always been in multiple circles.… Me and Antwaun, we used to say we’re like the Future and DJ Esco of the art world,” Erizku told me, name-checking the trendsetting Atlanta rapper and his producer-manager.

The comparison of Sargent, who has worked to carve out his own lane in his own style and been handsomely rewarded as the industry caught up, was apt. For years, Sargent was a freelance critic, writing for The New York Times and The New Yorker. He has reached his lofty curatorial perch at the world’s most powerful commercial gallery without the usual MFAs and PhDs—and without climbing the ladder from front desk to assistant to dealer to director.

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To many in art’s old guard, this deems him unworthy. That this concerns the most air-kissed echelons of the art world, few inhabitants would even voice their criticisms for attribution, but suffice it to say Sargent has his haters, and they typically have two or three lines of complaint. From speaking to a number of arts professionals, many think it’s a bit much to proclaim him a genius for finding market-friendly Black artists and selling their work to loyal Gagosian clients under the aegis of “Black social practice”—especially if he’s making money doing so. Some scholars of photo-based work, meanwhile, have knocked his choice of artists, saying he tended to elevate his friends, who work mostly as—the horror!—fashion photographers. As for the crowds he tends to attract to his openings, well, some find it distracting at best, PR at the worst—as if pursuing populism was the equivalent of the blue-chip galleries turning into the Museum of Ice Cream. Or some say that Sargent is too quick to appear on a red carpet or front row at a fashion show to be treated like a serious curator. As one source put it to me, “Antwaun Sargent was on Gossip Girl. Can you ever imagine Harald Szeemann on M*A*S*H?”

“He’s able to bridge Park Avenue and Bushwick, right?… He’s able to connect the East Side with East New York.”

Then there are the literal critics. In a splashy but quietly devastating review, The Times’s venerable Holland Cotter wrote, “Gagosian is, of course, deeply inside that world and deeply conventional in every way. In fact, the single most surprising thing about ‘Social Works’ is finding it there at all.” The small but influential Manhattan Art Review panned the same show—hard. “At root, the problem is that there’s a persistent assumption that the work has meaning by virtue of cultural associations that stand outside of the artwork’s own qualities,” the site’s much-feared author, Sean Tatol, wrote.

Sargent said he’s aware of the critiques, if indifferent.

Artforum has never reviewed or written about anything I’ve ever done. Ever,” he told me. “I’ve been doing this for 10 years. And…I’ve been doing this at a scale that no one has been doing.… So, I think there might be some hateration over there. You get attention, people hate. But no one has done it to my face. ” (In a statement, Artforum editor in chief David Velasco said: “Antwaun Sargent’s writings and exhibitions have been noted in various parts of the magazine. The reviews section is small, and there are hundreds of shows each month competing for attention. We miss many worthy exhibitions all the time.”

Nor has it slowed his ascent. After his multishow takeover of Gagosian’s gallery at Park Avenue and 75th Street, he’ll stage an edition of “Social Works” at the gallery’s Beverly Hills space, followed by two solo shows in Los Angeles, another complete takeover. “Antwaun is a Renaissance man, what the consultants call an ‘ambidextrous leader,’ and what I mean by that is he is truly interdisciplinary,” says Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, the $16 billion art and social justice fund. “And I think he’s a great curator. He’s a beautiful writer. He is a capitalist. All of those things are part of his identity, and he wears it with pride.”

Olympia Gayot’s Vision for J.Crew Is Inspired by Getting-Ready Rituals

hat happens when you have beets?” It’s a sunny afternoon in Tribeca, and Olympia Gayot and I are in a curved booth at The Odeon. She’s just informed the server that she’s allergic to eggs, and I’ve confirmed that there are no beets in the steak salad I ordered. “I have a very strong aversion to them,” I explain. “An extreme dislike.”  

“They totally could sneak into a salad,” Gayot says. She gets it. 

Of course, we’re not meeting to discuss my root vegetable preferences, but it suffices as an icebreaker for two strangers meeting over lunch. Though, as a fashion writer, I’ve been aware of Gayot since she was named head of women’s and kids’ design at J.Crew in late 2020.  

Having previously worked at the storied American label from 2010–2017, the 41-year-old Toronto native rejoined during a pivotal time for the brand, herself, and the world. “They approached me during the pandemic,” she tells me. “It was a conversation that happened over a few months, and I was pregnant by the end of it. I was like, This is going to be intense; I’m pregnant and it’s the middle of a pandemic.” Plus, J.Crew had just come out of bankruptcy. The sterling mid-aughts era marked by soaring profits, Michelle Obama–approved designs, and the Midas touch of former president and creative director Jenna Lyons was in fashion’s rearview mirror. “But I knew that I wanted it,” she says. “It was such an incredible opportunity. I was just really excited.” 

That Gayot ended up in fashion wasn’t completely coincidental, but not inevitable either. “[My mother] was one of the founders of Club Monaco,” she says. “She wasn’t an owner, but she was a designer and there from the very beginning.” For a young Gayot, this meant a wardrobe of striped T-shirts and navy blazers, and a glimpse into the “fun, bohemian” life her parents led. “They were always having parties, always going dancing, always having people over.” As Club Monaco grew, Gayot was increasingly exposed to an international group of designers who moved to Toronto to work for the brand, and spent a lot of time at her mother’s office assisting with various tasks. Her first love, however, was fine art—a pursuit her parents more than encouraged. “My mom was always saying, ‘Don’t go into fashion.’”  

“Really?” I ask. “She discouraged it?” 

“I think she just knew how fast-paced it is. And she just was like, ‘You’re a talented painter, and you can draw, so you should be doing that.’ And I loved it, probably more than anything.”  

After a stint at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts in Boston, Gayot hopped on a bus to New York, applied to the School of Visual Arts, and promptly transferred. (She filled her parents in after the fact.) “I was always studying art and painting, and then doing fashion on the side—styling, assisting; I worked at DNA, the modeling agency, filing models’ portfolio pictures.” Living in Murray Hill with a friend she met bartending, it was not the college dorm experience you see in the movies. “I didn’t want that,” Gayot says between bites of salmon tartare. “I was ready to be an adult. I really wanted to start working and live my life.”  

The drive followed her to Paris, where she moved after college with a former boyfriend. “It was always a dream of mine to live there,” she says. “I was doing portraits at the time, so I was surviving off a mix of random fashion jobs and selling paintings.”  

Describing her time there as “amazing,” Gayot maintains she was “always really happy to just go wherever the wind took me. And in the beginning, honestly, I don’t think I had a plan. I just wanted to be busy. I loved art, I loved fashion, I loved getting dressed and going out at night. All that.” 

Back in New York, the balance Gayot had struck between art and fashion began to tilt towards the latter. Painting, she says, “was very solitary,” and also “a boys’ club” that was often discouraging. She was finding more opportunities—and having more fun—doing freelance design projects, assisting on Vogue shoots, and styling retail displays. A friend she met while designing a private label for Urban Outfitters had landed at J.Crew, and encouraged Gayot to interview.  

“I came in and met Jenna and I got hired.” 

Save for a brief moment when I ask Gayot if the woman at the bar in a black crop top is Minka Kelly (I’m almost positive it is), we spend the next 20 minutes discussing what, at the time, was her first corporate job.

“I never thought I would end up at a big brand, but it was so amazing. Even though it is a big company, there’s a family style vibe to it, I think because it’s so creative. It was a really great place to be. I was there during the Jenna years. I stayed for seven years, worked my way up the ranks, and worked with her pretty closely; worked with [former CEO] Mickey Drexler closely. I did knits, I did swim, sweaters, collections—lots of different categories.” 

Recalling J.Crew’s cropped kaleidoscopic pants, glitter pumps, and elevated takes on nautical- and military-inspired dressing at the time, I’m curious to know if she had a favorite.    

“I love designing swim. Everybody’s the happiest when they’re on the beach, right? [It’s] just a joyful category.” The role also came with a welcome dose of nostalgia. “My parents had a place in Florida, so growing up we’d go there for Christmas and we’d always go to the J.Crew store in Miami, or we’d go [when we were] in New York. I loved it. It was so iconic.”  

During Gayot’s initial tenure, J.Crew reached an unprecedented level of popularity. The brand’s collections were breathlessly covered by fashion media alongside luxury counterparts, and the pieces became a favorite among celebrities. Lyons became a star herself—her every outfit snapped by street style photographers and move documented by Page Six. After getting married and having her first child (she says she wore “a tight, black crochet dress with a six-month bump” to her 2016 City Hall wedding), Gayot was ready for a change. “Seven years was a long time for me to be at one place, and I feel like it’s really important to try multiple things to keep things fresh,” she says. “I got an opportunity to leave, and I just took it.” 

That opportunity was at Victoria’s Secret, designing apparel, sleepwear, and lingerie. “Not bras and panties,” she clarifies, “but actual teddies.” It proved to be a tremendous learning experience. “Lingerie is a completely different world. It’s super technical, working with lace and constructing things that [fit close] to your body. It’s literally intimate.” Given the fabrics she was working with and the volume of product the brand was producing, there were also big financial implications tied to her work. “That gets you into business mode, which is important. You can’t just design in a bubble.”  

The 25 Best Fall Hats To Wear With All Your Fall Fits

As summer comes to a close, temperatures begin to drop, and the leaves change from vibrant shades of green to warm, rusty hues of red and orange. This can only mean one thing: It’s layering season, which means you might want to swap your warm-weather sun hats for something a little more weather appropriate, like the best fall hats of the season to style with your favorite fall boots.

Knit beanies, felted berets, wool fedoras, faux fur bucket hats–the options are endless for this season’s cool-weather headwear. From tried-and-true classics to break-out designs, there are so many to choose from. With that in mind, we know it can be overwhelming—especially when you’re accessorizing oversized denim jackets or trench coats. So, we composed a list of our favorite fall hats to make your search as seamless as possible.

Ready to find the one for you? Keep scrolling to see our picks for this season.

BEST CROCHET HAT

Emily Dawn Long x Maria Dora

A Hat Named Wanda

$198 AT EMILYDAWNLONG.COM

As seen on Kendrick Lamar, Ella Emhoff, and nearly every NYC It-girl’s head, the Wanda has quickly become a staple for fall. With its flexible shape and variety of color ways, this hat is perfect for the wearer who loves to change up their look.

BEST BALACLAVA

TheOpen Product

Zip-Up Balaclava

$87 AT GARMENTORY

Balaclavas are the perfect way to keep you warm. Layer this under another hat or hoodie or wear it on its own.

BEST FELT BERET

AllSaints

Wool Blend Felt Beret

$69 AT NORDSTROM

Whether you were inspired by Emily in Paris or not, this is a style so versatile, that you can pair it with any look. This black felt beret from AllSaints is perfect for everyday wear.

A military moment? We think yes. Pair this beret with a classic quilted jacket liner for the perfect military-inspired look this fall.

BEST STATEMENT BERET

Sacai

Hybrid Knit Brim Wool Blend Beret

$340 AT NORDSTROM

Blend in with the changing leaves (or stand out) in this vibrant red Sacai beret.

BEST AFFORDABLE CASHMERE HAT

Aritzia

Cashmere Cuffed Beanie

Now 10% off

$45 AT ARITZIA

It’s a beanie made with cashmere…need we say more?