The fashion industry has always been on the cusp of progressivism, giving birth to new movements that layfolk are unlikely to have ever heard of. The trans-humanist movement, the gender non-binary revolution and a variety of other social justice movements can trace their roots back to visionary fashion icons, who used their platforms to bring awareness to global injustice. Fascinated by the weird and wonderful, fashion pioneers are not afraid to take risks, bringing movements that were once considered perverted by society, into the limelight. Fashion icons wear their non-conformity like a badge of honor, but they dare not challenge progressive narratives.
Billionaire designers and top models are the envy of the world. They live lives of luxury and decadence, so much so that they often find themselves jaded and in need of risque new ways of life. As they grow weary of their lives of opulent hedonism, they often find themselves desperate for some kind of moral cause – something that can make them feel like they are doing good in the world, without requiring the work and self sacrifice of Christianity or other major religions. In comes social justice, which not only requires little to no sacrifice – it also absolves everyone but conservative Christian white males of responsibility. So guilt-ridden fashion designers who want to feel like their lives mean something are naturally drawn to social justice, and are happy to blame the world’s ills on rednecks in the South, who are frankly beneath them.
In 2016, the courageous organizers of New York Fashion Week, hosted a Muslim designer who put together an “immigrant-only” show to protest Trump and racist people who think that America is white peoples’ home. The show demonstrated that America belongs to everybody now, and it showed the beauty of Indonesian culture and Islamic diversity. They get to have a culture, but racist white Americans and Europeans don’t. You have to accept their culture, and be in awe of its beauty and superiority. The show also demonstrated that Muslims do indeed share so-called western values, and are open to allowing catwalks, as long as the women are covered.
The fashion industry also designs beautiful clothing that hides women’s curves and makes them unattractive to the patriarchy, teaching them to celebrate their independence of men, and ignore their sexist biology.
The fashion industry is the envy of the world. Who wouldn’t want to be surrounded by beautiful people while promoting important moral causes? Fashion icons get to be rich, good-looking and morally virtuous, without taking any personal responsibility or having to be consistent. Sweet life, huh?