Where DO you find all those arms and legs, Ma?
Let me make sure I understand this, Lamar. You say your mother can supply us with a steady supply of free models for our fashion shows?
That’s it in a nutshell, Boss.
She makes ‘em herself, Boss. Ma’s pretty good with tools, and she has a supply of used body parts, but don’t ask her where they come from.
And she can put these parts together and make male and female models?
You bet, Boss. Ma used to do some modeling herself, before her teeth and eyes went bad on her and she started to shrink some.
So how much do we have to pay your mother?
I wonder why none of this surprises me, Lamar?
YO! MA! Don’t worry too much about that model’s skanky back, nobody looks at those! Concentrate on her front!
I don’t know about this, Lamar. Half-human models with ugly backs, stitched together from used body parts by a short woman with metal teeth. Something doesn’t seem right, but I can’t put my finger on it.
WHAT’S THAT, MA? Boss, Ma wants to know if all the models need to have two eyes?
Top: A model has her clothes repaired before walking down the runway for Osklen’s Summer 2012 collection show at Sao Paulo Fashion week in Sao Paulo June 15, 2011.
Right: A model presents a creation from Osklen’s Summer 2012 collection during Sao Paulo Fashion week in Sao Paulo June 15, 2011.
REUTERS photos by Paulo Whitaker