I wouldn’t be caught dead in that dress!

March 7, 2008

Confidential memo to fashion show staff: Now, please keep an open mind about this, because times are tough and we still need to cut more costs. We spend a fortune putting on these shows, and why? Because we use live models!

But what if we used dead ones? I don’t mean like really old gross decayed ones, but you know, just very recently departed ones. They don’t complain about the outfits, they don’t talk back and the only cost is some dry ice!

Joey, you get the lawyers to research the laws on dead model usage. Kelli, you go to the hardware store and buy all the wheelbarrows they’ve got….

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fashion-model-360.jpgModels present creations from designer Dino Alves Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 collection during Lisbon Fashion Week in Estoril March 6, 2007. REUTERS/Hugo Correia

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…what seemed like a good idea at the time turned into disaster when, one by one, the male models dropped their females halfway down the runway…

Their excuse?

“Ve dohn’t do ze manual lahbor. Zese muscles ah just for makink us pretty!”

Posted by K | Report as abusive

Brad there doesn’t look like he has much life in him, either.

That’s what Dino Alves gets for ditching the models and instead showing outtakes from “Thriller”.

Posted by Charlene | Report as abusive

Oh my GOD – all the girls like totally all shared a bad shrimp backstage! It’s Food poisoning! And not the good kind!

Ah, Lisbon. The city of matted hair hats and legs au natural… What’s up next on the agenda? Rome, then Tokyo?

Suddenly I understand thin models.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

In the long run, you should have gone with the inflatables. They rot slower, they are reusable and on cruise liner shows they double as life preservers.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

Was it Kevin or Dean who got caught necking with Ophelia?

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

What is this? Are they designing clothes for zombies now?

Posted by Jon | Report as abusive