Fashion mirage in a parking garage?
Okay fashion show staff, we really need to cut costs on our fashion show this week. Lamar, I put you in charge of trimming the fat. What have you come up with?
Boss, I think you’ll like this. First, we’re not showing our creations on the runway, where all the other designers are. That will save us a fortune.
Um, where ARE we showing them, then?
Wait for it, Boss. In the same building, but in the underground parking garage! I mean, it’s free, and everybody who’s going to the real show will have to pass by there and see our outfits. Brilliant, huh?
I guess, Lamar. Isn’t the lighting pretty bad down there?
Don’t underestimate fluorescent lights, boss. Plus, our designs are pretty crappy. You really want people to see them that well?
No, I guess not. So this will save us quite a bit of money, but we’ll still be in the red. Paying fashion models is a huge expense, and we just can’t get around that.
That’s where you’re wrong, Boss. I saved the best surprise for last. After they show the clothes, the models will follow my arrows on the floor to show them the exit, as usual.
Check it out, boss….
Model Naomi Cullen poses for photographers in an underground car park at the start of the first show during Belfast Fashion week, October 13, 2010 REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton