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December 17, 2004

Why I Just Don't Get "Fashion"

So, okay, the stuff on the runways is always "couture" and that means that nobody's supposed to actually wear it, unless you're Cher and you're stoned out of your mind on peyote.

The stuff they don't show on the runways is called "ready-to-wear," which is a little strange thing to be calling clothes -- I mean, one would hope the "ready-to-wear" aspect is sort of implied; I usually don't expect the need to buy batteries from Radio Shack for my swearters, nor do I expect my pants to come with an Allen wrench and "some assembly required" directions in Swedish -- and this ready-to-wear stuff are the clothes they actually want you to buy and which will actually be available in stores, but these clothes they don't show on the runway.

They're a secret or something.

On the other hand, they show outfits like this on the runway.

Now, seriously. What is that? Can someone explain that to me?

What is the point here? Is that supposed to be promoting the designer, rather than his clothes? In what way? Who looks at that and says, "Ah yes, very fashion forward; this guy definitely knows how to dress someone up like a poodle. I'll be on the look-out for this guy's hand-bags."

This is one of the things I don't get.


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