Podcast : Celebrity culture and fashion

Fashion Theory is podcast by Lauriane Bélair talking about the close relationship between celebrity culture and fashion. Drawing from various academic researches, and from an interview with celebrity stylist Renna Reddie, the podcast aims at understanding the importance of fashion choices in building (and maintaining) a celebrity status.

You can find Renna Reddie at www.getreddiestyle.com or on Instagram at @getreddie.


Jennifer Lopez Versace dress

Jennifer Lopez wearing a Versace dress at the 2000 Grammy Awards. Photo from Popsugar.com


Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears all denim outfits

Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake at the 2001 American Music Awards. Photo from Cosmopolitan.com


Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress

Lady Gaga wearing a meat dress at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. Photo from Cosmopolitan.com.


Elizabeth Hurley Versace dress

Elizabeth Hurley at the premiere of Four Weddings and a Funeral in 1994 wearing a Versace dress. Photo from Pinterest.com.



Photo from Kim Kardashian West’s Instagram
Photo from Kylie Jenner’s Instagram


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