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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By the mid-90s, Nirvana was on the radio, Pulp Fiction was on the big screen and heroin chic had taken over the catwalk.
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.
THE drug dealing frenzy on Glasgow's "style mile" brings a whole new meaning to the phrase heroin chic.
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.
Hailing from Tres de Maio in Brazil's Rio Grande do Sul region, Gisele appeared on the fashion scene in 1999 and was credited with ending the reign of heroin chic.
The fashion industry and anorexia have been linked in recent times and what about heroin chic, a phrase coined to describe the appearance of catwalk models whose bloodless complexions and shadowed eyes seemed to mimic the effects of hard drug addiction?
In the 1990s we had Heroin Chic and the Waif look to contend with.
Rifting off the legendary 1987 ad "This Is Your Brain on Drugs," this 1999 spot created by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America features an underweight model personifying heroin chic, who explains the downside of smack (a drug regularly used by less than 0.
The exploration of the beauty myth and heroin chic advertising as contributory causes to anorexia nervosa would have been worth a longer look.
In a cultural landscape littered with "alternatives" (grunge, heroin chic, Bill Clinton), BC were quick to see identity as a fallacious term usurped by capital--and so they sought to undermine it from within, in their words, by "emulating a corporate image through 'joke' forms of business that are serious.
From the careless driving of James Dean to the heroin chic and suicide of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, there are no shortage of role models for the terminally glum.
QUEEN Stuart Townsend, in a fit Townsend's straggly of diva worship, gets down heroin chic mop on his knees and sucks is strictly mid '90s.