The one trend that has stood the test of time is the obsession of us lesser mortals to crave for what the celebrities wear, be it clothing, accessories or jewelry. In ancient times it was the Kings and the Queens and their courtiers who had the resources and the exclusivity to set the fashion trends of their era. The commoners were not allowed in a lot of places to even try to copy these fashions. They could just stand by the side and admire the royal regalia whenever they got the chance.
The last 100 years have been revolutionary not only on the economic and technical front but also the social. Wealth is not the exclusivity of the very few, but has become much widely distributed. The celebrities of our era not the royals but the entertainers who have attained God like status and the following to prove it.
Most of these celebrities come from a humble background and are easily identifiable by us. They give us inspiration to aspire for better things in life. The revolution in media, especially in the last 15 years, with the advent of Internet and the instant news coverage puts these celebrities in a position where they are in the limelight all the time.
This coverage highlights their fashion statements and more importantly their fashion faux pass in the public domain instantly. The net is abuzz with every aspect of their lives as we cannot get enough of our favourite celeb, be it a movie star, TV personality or the current rising sport star.
The obscenely expensive and exclusive clothing and jewelry is way beyond most of us, but we still aspire for them and try to buy inexpensive imitations to maybe feel just a little like them. There is nothing wrong with that as long as we don’t obsess with it and use up most of the paycheck to cater for this want.