Fashion Astrology with Tyger Kahn: The Future of Fashion


Life Coach, astrologer, and clairvoyant are just a few of Tyger Kahn‘s titles. For years, she hid the facts of her very posh upbringing in Palm Beach (in a 21-room mansion), and shunned the wealth and material life that her parents offered her since birth. Debutante balls, glittering jewels, golden bags and couture clothing…none of it interested nor impressed her. Instead, she chose a life of purity and truth. After surviving cancer this year, she’s decided to embrace her life, all parts of it, and come out of the “forest” if you will (where she often strolls to clear her mind and cleanse her spirit). I caught up with Tyger in an interview last week to discuss a topic that has not been widely touched upon: fashion astrology. We read our astrological charts for love, family, and career (how many of you rip open a magazine to read the monthly forcast of your sign first?!?!), so why not apply the planetary rulings to trends and forecasts in fashion?

It was the most fun interview I’d conducted in a long time. Tyger is a wealth of knowledge on luxury goods (growing up surrounded by luxury; her family own House of Kahn Estate Jewelry in Chicago and Palm Beach, and her mother, Adele, collected couture pieces from the likes of Norman Norell and owned more crocodile bags than the Bag Snob!). Tyger is a rare breed who possesses both spiritual and earthly wealth. She also has a client list of royalty, celebs, and CEOs of major corporations that would make your mouth drop. I know you will enjoy the interview! By the way, are you a Capricorn? Well, the next 16 years may be your moment to shine! Find out how Capricorn in Pluto will affect fashion and beauty…


Tina: I read somewhere that we’ve been in a 16-year period of Pluto in Sagittarius, and are now moving into Pluto in Capricorn. I have no idea what that means. Can you shed light on this?

Tyger: The decadent display of wealth in the last 16 years was an influence by Pluto in Sagittarius; Sag represents the fantasy (for example, people buying “it” bags weekly that they couldn’t afford but offered the fantasy of what they perceived was real). That’s all gone now. We are entering into a wonderful and positive period of Pluto in Capricorn, which relates to reality. Luxury will remain important but it will be a different type of luxury. People will have more discerning taste; it will be about how long a piece took to make (whether it be a dress, bag, or a pair of shoes), what the material is, and the longevity of the piece. That is the affect of Pluto in Capricorn. And not only clothing and jewels, but beauty products will also undergo a change. We are more in tune and want to know, what are the ingredients? Instead of trends (fad diets and fad cleansing), people will want to adopt a sensible, overall healthy lifestyle.

Pluto in Capricorn is about structure, institution, tradition, and administration. There will be more government regulation over ingredients, especially organic products, whether we like it or not. Even advertising is going to be different, and the nonstop images constantly thrown at us will slow down as well. We will see consideration from designers, too. And we will see an emergence of designers from Germany, Eastern Europe, and Canada who will be influential in fashion.


Tina: When you say structure, can that be applied to actual articles of clothing and shoes? Because I’ve really been into RM by Roland Mouret and Alexander McQueen for the last year and half; their clothes have a structure that really appeals to me (and I’m not even a Capricorn!). Also, shoes that look like buildings and are very structured have been really on-trend.

Tyger: Most definitely. You will see even more structured and architecturally-inspired fashion throughout the period. Pluto has been in and out of Capricorn for a year and half now, and will remain there for the next 16 years; the last time we saw Pluto in Capricorn was in 1762-1778, so it’s been over 200 years since we have had this influence! Think about what’s happening right now, for example– the burka being banned– that is Capricorn’s influence on administration. When has a government in modern society ever banned an article of clothing? This is what Pluto in Capricorn is.

Pluto is about shaking things up, about challenge and about reaffirmation. No government should dictate what we can or can not wear. There is a very conflicting energy between Pluto (shaking up tradition) and Capricorn (tradition and institution). So with Capricorn in Pluto, we will see a period of shaking up tradition.

Tina: Wow, that makes perfect sense actually. So what about the last 16 years when we when Pluto was in Sagittarius?


Tyger: That was a period of excess and conspicuous consumption. Sagittarius is also about philosophy, travel, body, mind, spirituality– did you notice everyone was ohming and yoging? There were also a lot of ridiculous diets (raw foods and juice fasts) and far-flung ideas (strange forms of yoga in dangerously high temperature?!); that’s going to transition to a more traditional idea of health and wellness. Not since the French/American revolution have we been in this period. (Editor’s note: Tyger’s life partner, Joseph is a well known model and fitness/health expert. Look for his new column on this summer: Fit Snob with Joseph! Oh, and how gorgeous is he?)

Pluto is a planet that challenges and changes. The challenge will change our tradition, our politics, our government, our institution, and even the way we treat our physical bodies. Things will have to prove themselves to work before people will try them. Products will have to prove their worth and usefulness.


Tina: What about accessories? Any thoughts on that?


Tyger: Watches will become new status accessory over jewelry as we become more obsessed with time. And we will see a shift from the bling bling showiness of diamonds to a preference for a strand of classic pearls (and no one will know it’s a $100,000 strand!). A quieter elegance.

Tina: Interesting, I am a jewelry and watch freak, so I’m all covered then 😉 What about health and wellness? You mentioned that briefly earlier; let’s talk about that.

Tyger: There will be major breakthroughs in medicine and plastic surgery. People will find alternate way to remain youthful and choose physical fitness over Botox. We will get down to the bones of things. People will have to stay in the work force longer, so they have to be healthy, not just look young.

Pluto in Sagittarius was about being obsessed with youthful appearance. There is a huge difference between timelessness and youthfulness. Pluto in Capricorn will want to know what is the authority; there will be more regulation in the cosmetic procedures industry.

Women will want a strong foundation through their bodies and health, not just want to get rid of wrinkles or have bigger boobs. A larger, more healthy body shape will become the ideal, and we will focus on health and longevity.

The demands for materials is also shifting; we want what is good for the environment AND will last long. Synthetics do not last long. There will be a huge demand for viable, durable, long-lasting materials. We’ve seen this for almost a decade now: Sagittarius dreams up the blueprint, and Capricorn delivers it. Homes are going to be smaller and more useful as well.

Tina: What about something more specific, like hairstyles?

Tyger: Hairstyles will become more organic to what your hair is, and be cut with the way it grows instead of trying to twist and manipulate it (straightening perms for curls for example). Layers and texture are coming back, as is shorter hair. A good cut is one that works with the pattern of the way your hair grows and that works with your face; it is also most flattering. Capricorn does not force itself, but rather works with its current pattern. Curls are making a big comeback. In about 18 months, we will say goodbye flatirons and hello curlers.

Tina: Unless you have stick straight hair like me, right? I can’t get a curl to last more than a few minutes!

Tyger: Yes, Pluto in Capricorn is a time to embrace what you do have and not try to manipulate yourself into what you are not!

Tyger Kahn may reached via her website here.



  1. Chelsey
    June 27, 2009 / 12:14 pm

    This is really interesting… I never really thought of astrology as a way to predict fashion, but it makes sense. I’ll take this into consideration next time I go shopping!

  2. Hannah
    June 27, 2009 / 1:23 pm

    What a fun read! I am so glad that the era of blingy showiness is over, time to regroup and decide what is most important– good health and the love of family!

  3. Phyllis
    June 27, 2009 / 11:53 pm

    Interesting, great article.

  4. Anonymous
    July 26, 2009 / 1:54 pm


  5. May 11, 2015 / 5:40 pm

    What a Kahn artist. Full of it and herself

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