the uncontrollable urge of the rich to cosplay poverty

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Discussing poor core, also known as the poverty chic aesthetic, how it’s appeared in many forms throughout fashion history and the phenomenon of the rich paying exorbitant amounts of money for distressed, dirty clothing in their desperation to look cool. Talking about the online cancellation of the fashion brand Magnolia Pearl for their hobo inspired clothing and looking into their ethics and sustainability practices as a company.

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00:00 – intro
00:34 – Magnolia Pearl tiktok roast
02:56 – Skillshare
04:16 – what do “the poors” even wear?
08:14 – Balenciaga’s cry for attention
08:49 – the issue of art censorship
09:43 – why tech bros are the worst
10:24 – the true (fashion) crime nobody is talking about
13:12 – how should “the rich” spend their money?
15:11 – visual class segregation…?
16:52 – the evolution of “roasts”

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