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Twitterati #Fashion Recap: Which Designers Are Dreading #NYFW and More

This week on #Twitterati, designers, fashionistas, and journalists react to #NYFW trending on Twitter, the hefty size of Vogue‘s September issue might be considered a safety hazard, and John Galliano is stripped of his Legion of Honor Award for past racist remarks. For more #Twitterati goodness, read up on the most happening fashion moments, events, and quotes according to Twitter’s fashionable elite.

L’Wren Scott, Nina Garcia, Michael Kors, Heidi Klum at New York Fashion Week Spring 2012

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Who is ready and who is dreading #NYFW? 

Nina Garcia incredulously tweeted, “ trending… already?????” Well Nina, per The Fashion Spot’s tweet, “ is trending already…because apparently we all can’t wait for the madness to begin.” Right on? Actually, while journalists and fellow fashionistas can hardly stand the anticipation, designers seem to feel a bit different. Contemporary designer Cynthia Rowley reacted by tweeting, “Can  please not be trending yet… can you give a girl a minute to get herself together…” DKNY followed up with, “Yikes.  is ALREADY A TRENDING TOPIC. .” However, it’s safe to say that in the world of fashion, words like “anxiety,” “too soon,” “hell-week,” “adrenaline,” “excited,” and “yikes” all mean about the same thing. Gotta love those fashion tweeps.


Vogue‘s September issues are causing health problems 

Vogue has a weight problem,” tweeted Huffington Post. Never thought you’d hear these words, right? Since this year’s September issue weighs more than your standard gym weights, it might be difficult to flip through those glossy pages. If, by chance, you do happen to finish reading the 916 pages (of which 658 are ads) of the year’s biggest issue, here is some great gym advice courtesy of Stylelist, “Skipped the gym this weekend? Just go pick up Vogue instead.” The site goes on to tweet, “Vogue weighs 4.5 POUNDS this month.”  In fact, the magazine’s weight issue has become quite the health hazard. Styleite tweeted, “Vogue September issues are so big they’re causing delivery difficulties!” One postal worker commented on the problem by pointing to an injured elbow: “Thirteen years. You see all the swelling here, because of that kind of magazine. You get a building like this, I have to go upstairs, I have to open the door. I cannot use both hands.” (via Huffington Post Style) . Who knew Anna Wintour could be so dangerous? Actually, pretty sure we all did.


John GallianoGalliano gets stripped of his honor

While rumors have been swirling for quite some time, Harper’s Bazzar UK has confirmed that “French President Hollande has stripped John Galliano of the Legion of Honor accolade following his racist conviction it is revealed.” The Cut followed by tweeting and emphasizing that “Galliano has been stripped of his Legion of Honor title, a rare occurrence in the history of the French award.” Galliano was the recipient of the Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in 2010. However, this stripping is just another blow Galliano’s career and reputation have received since making anti-Semitic remarks at a Parisian cafe in 2011.

Fashionista reacted tweeting, “So Galliano getting stripped of his Legion of Honor award is pretty rare—Manuel Noriega still has his…” Thoughts? Has France’s President gone too far or does Galliano’s racist remarks deserve such apprehension? Tweet us your replies, comments and thoughts about this or anything fashion-related to The Fashion Spot‘s Twitter.

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