Fashion and Virgos
The most over-represented sign of the Zodiac in the fashion industry? Virgos. When you think about it, it makes sense. It’s an industry that is fast moving enough to satisfy a Mutable sign and heavy on the nuance.
Fashion is perfect for workaholic details freaks. They get paid for obsessing over hemlines, the contemporary relevance of a model’s new bangs, detailing on handbags, the nuances of breaking trends and font. It’s delineating everything, again and again, non-stop. It’s ultra-Virgo!
Here are some representative Fashion and Virgo’s quotes.
“…That’s why I sleep alone. My hair is curly, and that’s why I have my ponytail. I look like a madman, like something out of a horror movie! But I’m very impeccable and clean before I go to bed. It’s just like right before I’m going out. When I was a child, my mother always told me that you could wake up in the middle of the night and be deathly sick, so you always have to be impeccable. I laugh about it now, but I think everyone should go to bed like they have a date at the door….”
Karl Lagerfeld in Interview Magazine
Fashion is the ultimate career for workaholic details freaks.
I like clean, clean, clean, clean. It’s my new Zen attitude, you know? The less you have, the more you enjoy.”
Carine Roitfeld – She is renowned for phobia of clutter.
“Our C.E.O. is a Virgo like myself. We are always saying, keep it moving, keep it moving.”
”’I’m a Virgo, so I see all the problems.’ As usual, he was obsessive about the store’s decor. He moved a white stool; he worried that the handrail would give shoppers splinters and he set little marks on the stereo volume so the music would provide the proper ambiance.”
Budgeting Every Minute Of The Day
“I religiously label all my shoe boxes.”
“… Tom Ford is nervous about almost everything, sleeping only a few hours a night, budgeting every minute of the day. ‘I’m a Virgo,’ he explains. ‘Virgos tend to make things look easy because we are perfectionists, so people think, “Oh, there’s not much there”, because I’ve made it look easy, but that’s not the case.’…”
“…I throw everything away!’ Karl Lagerfeld declared.’ The most important piece of furniture in a house is the garbage can! I keep no archives of my own, no sketches, no photos, no clothes – nothing! I am supposed to do; I’m not supposed to remember!’ He smoothed a gloved hand over the empty page in front of him and visibly relaxed. “
“…At 45, Ford is still the only handsome male fashion designer, with perfect stubble, manicured nails, and not an ounce of fat: ‘When my clothes are getting tight, that’s not a sign to me that I need to go to another size – it’s a reminder that I have to stop eating, or suffer,’ he explains. He has been scrutinized for signs of a toupee, Restylane, and lifted shoes. However, the Tom Ford chest hair remains in fine form, a forest of manliness barely concealed by a polo shirt, usually with merely three or four buttons undone….
‘I am my own muse,’ he says.”
Image: Helmut Newton
Bottom Image: Rachel Zoe