Fashion? That’s right up my alley!

October 13, 2008

Confidential memo to fashion show staff: I hate to say it, but some of our creations for the upcoming show are kind of, well, to use the technical term, crappy.

fashion-bricks-brickshot-180.jpgIt’s in our best interest not to let folks get too good a look at them. So, here’s what we do. We hold our show outside, at midnight, at the end of a dark alley. Brilliant, right?

Then, we keep the photographers 300 yards from the designs – we’ll say it’s for their safety. You know, like the models have a fatal, contagious disease or something like that. Herb, can you get the girls to sneeze and retch and barf a lot?

We’ll also mention that fashion readers are more interested in dark bricks and shadows than actually seeing clothes, and we’ll sell the whole thing as artistic! Call me a cynic, but I’m willing to bet somebody will use those photos!

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Models present creations by designer Vassilis Zoulias during fashion week in Athens, October 8, 2008. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

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The ironic thing about this is, for once (at least from what I’ve seen on this blog), the fashions being featured seem to be nearly normal.

I guess they figure if they can’t make the clothes strange enough, they’ll make the surroundings look weird to make up for it.

Posted by TheFortySecond | Report as abusive

What an interesting “noir” back drop, with a dark look, high contrast lighting, long dominant shadows, a gloomy foreground which suggests a deeper darkness beyond, etc.

The clothes portray the woman as a femme fatale, and the noir setting contributes to this portrayal. Who doesn’t want to be a seductive femme (or homme) fatale? What alluring mystique! Such danger for those who dare to come too close!

You’re right, Blog Guy, these models may well be “fatal.”

Posted by Dr. Doll | Report as abusive

I would think this would be an interesting setting for a hip hop fashion show, whatever the hell that means. By the way what do female hip hoppers(?) wear?

Posted by Tony | Report as abusive

This reminds me of the derelict fashion show in zoolander…only its the setting not the fashion. Maybe they should try rapping down the runway or something…

Posted by Jess | Report as abusive