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‘Masks are now becoming a fashion statement’

Zavk Pinsent uses reproduction period fabrics to create his masks inspired by historical fashion (Photo: Digby Pinsent)
Zavk Pinsent uses reproduction period fabrics to create his masks inspired by historical fashion (Photo: Digby Pinsent)

A historical fashion buff and tailor known for his bespoke Regency-era outfits has turned his sartorial eye to the most modern accessory of them all: the face mask.

Zack Pinsent, whose penchant for wearing top hats, breeches, collared waistcoats and the occasional powdered wig has seen him dubbed a “Jane Austen superfan” and 21st-century dandy in his native England, has started creating facial coverings using special reproduction fabric prints in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The three-layered masks were initially conceived as a small quarantine project for the owner of Pinsent Tailoring, who is typically commissioned by historical museums and individuals who share his passion for authentic historical fashion. But due to social distancing restrictions, he’s been unable to see his clients; what’s more, a broken elbow suffered right before lockdown

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For The Last Time, Being Thin Is Not A Fashion Statement

There’s an amazing new dress making the rounds on social media right now. Smack dab in the middle of a summer when getting dressed is virtually meaningless and our closets feel more like museums of wardrobes past, people on TikTok and Instagram are losing their shit over a $490 sparkly Lirika Matoshi dress adorned with strawberries

Except it’s not new. Plus-size model Tess Holliday wore it to the Grammys in January. 

“I like how this dress had me on worst dressed lists when I wore it in January to the Grammys, but now bc a bunch of skinny ppl wore it on TikTok everyone cares,” she captioned a photo of herself in the dress on Instagram Sunday. “To sum it up: our society hates fat people, especially when we are winning.” 

In truth, Holliday joined a shortlist of celebs who actually make fashion statements on the red carpet when

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