February 06, 2005

Fashion! Turn To The Left...

Dale Franks post on this year's "Fashion Week" is very funny, but once the smirking stopped, I had to wonder what the point of these shows actually is. Like everyone else, I assume fashion designers exist for the sole (or greater) purpose of selling expensive outfits to obscenely rich celebrities going to awards ceremonies. So where do the fashion shows fit in? Does Cameron Diaz spot an, um, ensemble like the one below and think, "Wow, I bet that Giampiero Sposito fellow could make a marvelous floral wrap gown for me!" And just what about the wooden ribs would lead one to that conclusion? Or is this just all to show off. They're kind of cool, I guess.

-- Brad Plumer 5:54 AM || ||