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Fashion world pushes for realistic beauty standards with models of all sizes, shapes and backgrounds

Fashion world pushes for realistic beauty standards with models of all sizes, shapes and backgrounds

Madeline Holobinko

September 14, 2018


Filed under Arts

Thanks to a recent rise in inclusivity, unrealistic expectations in the fashion industry may be a thing of the past. Today, identical models do not fill runways as they have before. Now more than ever, there has been a push for diversity that the fashion world lacked for years. Robin Givhan, a ...

CHS divided over the importance of school fashion

CHS divided over the importance of school fashion

Izzy Erskine

May 4, 2018


Filed under Features

At 11:30 p.m., junior Grace Treshock of Monmouth Beach knows she should be in bed, but as per usual, she has spent the last 20 minutes staring at her closet with possible outfit combinations running through her head. Some students share Treshock’s desire to look and feel “on point” in public, ...

Dubai debuts Arab Fashion Week, aiming to unite people of different cultures

Dubai debuts Arab Fashion Week, aiming to unite people of different cultures

Julia Dwight

May 4, 2018


Filed under Arts

The international vision of a modern Middle East is often largely political, inciting images of a war-torn desert and a culture set in its ways. President Donald Trump stated in the 2017 National Security Strategy that “for years, the interconnected problems of Iranian expansion, state collapse, jiha...

Students find confidence in fashion

Students find confidence in fashion

Julia Dwight

March 2, 2018


Filed under Arts

The 19th century had the corset. The 1940s had nylons. The present day has skinny jeans and oversized sweaters. Fashion has always been an integral part of culture, dictating how people present themselves through their clothing. Despite its status as a cultural hallmark, much of society portrays an int...

MoMA puts first fashion exhibit in 70 years on display with Paola Antonelli, asking question “Is Fashion Modern”

MoMA puts first fashion exhibit in 70 years on display with Paola Antonelli, asking question “Is Fashion Modern”

Julia Dwight

January 12, 2018


Filed under Arts

After 70 years, the Museum of Modern Art is re-entering the fashion world with its exhibition  “Items: Is Fashion Modern?” designed by senior curator Paola Antonelli. The installation, which the National Art Honor Society (NAHS) visited on Nov. 21, is the second of its kind in the museum’s hist...

CHS follows 90s trends

CHS follows 90s trends

Maura DeRose and Julia Pardee

March 13, 2017


Filed under Arts

With Fuller House on Netflix, My So-Called Life streaming on Hulu and Donald Trump in the White House, 90s-inspired pop culture is here to stay, especially in the fashion world. Throughout 2016, slip dresses, Calvin Klein and velvet seemed ubiquitous, and many CHS students and celebrities alike are takin...

CHS holds fourth annual Fashion Show

CHS holds fourth annual Fashion Show

Courtney Kushnir

February 25, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

For one night a year, the CHS cafeteria transforms into a high-fashion runway. Last night students put away their books, strut their stuff on the catwalk and turned Mr. Stengele’s math classroom into a hair and makeup studio, all for the fourth annual Fashion show. Preparations for the event began almost imme...

From Kennedy to Obama to Trump, keep America fashionable

From Kennedy to Obama to Trump, keep America fashionable

Caroline Collins

December 22, 2016


Filed under Arts

Thanks to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, 2016 will go down in history as the year of ill-fitting trucker hats and snappy pantsuits. This year’s election proved the runway of Capitol Hill will never fail to provide the public with something to talk about. But before Melania Trump and her pussy-bow...

Technology takes over the Met Gala red carpet

Izzy Cavazzoni

June 17, 2016


Filed under Arts

As the rainy days of April ease into May with promises of warmer weather, everyday fashions are carried into summer street style fit for the higher temperatures. Still, true fashionistas know that the arrival of May does not just mean shopping for new Memorial Day Weekend outfits but also includes the...

Coachella is a festival, and a fashion show

Michelle Etienne

June 6, 2016


Filed under Arts

Coachella. Everyone knows the name and almost everyone wants to be there. Making itself one of the most sought-after music festivals in the world, Coachella began its reign in 1999. Located in Indio, Calif., thousands of dollars are dropped on everything from tickets to fancy food trucks and luxury...

Sallie ‘Haas’ a passion for fashion

March 30, 2015


Filed under 1 in 300

By GINA MAURER Broadcasting, digital video and graphic design are all common interests of CHS students, but junior Sallie Haas of Deal has a unique passion of her own: fashion. Haas said her love for fashion began at a young age. “Ever since I was really little, I was always good at putting...

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