Paul Osmond is a Contributing Writer at the Tufts Daily.

The Met Gala’s ‘American Independence’ theme gave celebrity outfits too much freedom

  Huh? Everyone has been anxiously waiting for the 2021 Met Gala after COVID-19 postponed last year’s event. With 2019 bringing popularity to camp fashion, many were surprised to see this year’s Gala diverge from eccentric, exaggerated style and adopt the rather unimaginative “American Independence” theme. Even so, there is hardly anything independent about American […]

Tiffany & Co. creates controversy with new campaign

Launched in print globally on Sept. 2, Tiffany & Co.’s “About Love” marks the luxury jeweler’s first collaboration with the legendary Carter duo as they celebrate modern love.  “Ushering in a new brand identity, this campaign embodies the beauty of love through time and all its diverse facets, forging a new vision of love today,” […]

The Aria collection celebrates Gucci’s 100th anniversary

Wow. One hundred years of Gucci. While some would party with champagne and fireworks, Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele celebrates with his Aria collection (2021): a presentation of Gucci’s brilliant historical craft with a touch of modern creativity. Michele vehemently asserts, “Gucci’s long history can’t be contained within a single inaugural act,” and his work certainly reflects the brand's multitudinous inspirations: founder Guccio Gucci’s “horse wear”; former creative director Tom Ford’s hedonist aesthetic; and Michele’s own chic style.

Rebirth, revolution and respite: Fashion predictions for 2021 

With the isolation of 2020, many turned to music for solace. Fortunately, listeners were gifted with album releases from pop singers like Taylor Swift and The Weeknd and rock legends AC/DC. Wrapping up the year was the Christmas Day release of “Whole Lotta Red,” Playboi Carti’s long-awaited album. It received some disappointing reviews (I personally […]