THE PIN–UP QUOTE: ALEXANDRE DE BETAK

“Populism is the lack of information, lack of culture, lack of forward thinking. If you’re one of the most famous people on the planet then that comes with a responsibility, and you should use your power and success to help others open their minds. It’s not about being right or wrong. It’s simply thinking, and thinking forwards. The fashion world does often use its voice, but it could do it even more. And it really should participate in forwardness. I don’t buy the argument that fashion is commercial so therefore it can’t speak.”

Portrait by Jeremy Liebman.

Quote taken from PIN–UP 21, Fall Winter 2016/17.