heroin chic


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heroin chic

n
the perceived glamorization of heroin and the characteristics associated with heroin addicts, such as gauntness and hollow eyes
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From baggy hip-hop trousers paired with crop tops to sultrier options like slip dresses worn with oversized plaid shirts, the decade of 'heroin chic' provided a cool vibe that many celebrities continue to turn to.
I was a teenager in the 90s when 'heroin chic' was popular, the look was all the rage, and models in campaigns had pale skin, sunken eyes and very thin bodies.
I'll throw my weight FROM Twiggy, to Kate Moss to Jodie Kidd and the 'heroin chic' of the Nineties, the debate about how thin is too thin when it comes to models has raged for decades.
Bohemia becomes grunge and heroin chic becomes health goth or maybe just knockoff Margiela and all this attitude becomes ...
Kate Moss was blamed for "heroin chic" with her waif-like beauty while ravers rejected glamour in favour of baggie clothing and dungarees.
She said: "I started modelling at a time of heroin chic when everyone was very gaunt-looking and Kate Moss hit the scene.
The spring/summer 2016 exhibits the big return to the '90s when Kate Moss's heroin chic, Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love's grunge look, and the Adidas tracksuit were more of cultural rather than stylistic influences in fashion.
Bundchen's success was heralded as marking the end of the sickly, skinny and bedraggled "heroin chic" look that had dominated runways for years prior and the return of the healthy looking model.
Bundchen's success was heralded as marking the end of the sickly, skinny and bedraggled ''heroin chic'' look that had dominated runways for years prior and the return of the healthy looking model.
Some body trends can be damaging, like the heroin chic thinness of the mid-1990s, while others are more heartening, like the hourglass figure of Marilyn Monroe in the 50s and 60s, the Amazonian vibe of Gisele in the 2000s, and the big bum-ness of Kim K in recent years.
This was true whether women were Kate Moss heroin chic wastrels - a reaction to the super healthy '80s - or Baywatch babes with enormous knockers.
Meanwhile, Kate Moss' hollow-eyed stare and waif-like frame would soon earn her accusations of promoting "heroin chic."