Friday, 23 October 2009

finally, someone said it

"and to be fair to the fashion industry: it may be struggling, but so far, no government has had to bail it out."
- robin givhan, the washington post, 18 october 2009, yes, thin's in, but why is that a surprise?

robin givhan: "it's always a bit discombobulating when people raise their voices in anger because they've gotten wind that some designers are making and selling $25,000 dresses.  after all, it's not as if the existence of a dress that costs as much as a car negates the availability of cute $25 frocks at target.  and it isn't as though edicts have been issued that all women must now dress like one of the superheroes on  balenciaga's runway.  for personal and sometimes tortured reasons -- i can't have it so no one else can! -- observers declare that they just don't understand the attraction of these strange and expensive clothes.  that would be a fair argument if those same complainers had lashed out at people who spend thousands of dollars on redskins season tickets, vintage wines, first-edition books or mid-life crisis cars.  but those industries don't stir nearly as much ire from people who are uninterested in them.  everyone has a passion that is lost on others." hear, hear!!

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