PRINT December 2014

The Year in Fashion

Sarah Nicole Prickett

Jacky O’Shaughnessy in American Apparel’s 2014 “Meet Jacky” campaign. Photo: Marsha Brady.

RIHANNA wore a mammoth fur stole emblazoned with the four-letter word FEAR to Paris Fashion Week this past spring, and no one was confused about whether it was Rihanna or the rest of us who should be afraid. A new phase of radical invulnerability was announced. Also announced: the career of the stole’s designer, twenty-seven-year-old Hyein Seo. At the annual CFDA Fashion Awards in New York, where RiRi accepted the 2014 Fashion Icon Award, host John Waters unveiled his plan to make aging happen: “Go ahead—be daring,” said the sexagenarian director. “Draw on liver spots and wow ’em on your next red carpet.” Meanwhile, American Apparel was quietly making breath-of-fresh-air lingerie ads starring Jacky O’Shaughnessy, sixty-two, who’d been modeling for the brand since 2011, and less quietly—finally—firing CEO Dov Charney. September’s US release of the Advanced Style

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