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Why Blind People Shouldn't Be Window Dressers


Hmmm. Let's just hope this window-dresser Oh, the horror, the horror...and just in time for LA's Fashion Week.

Posted by aalkon at March 17, 2006 11:45 AM

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With your reflection in this store window, Amy, this picture verges on the "artistic photo" variety. There's a statement here, I think. A trendy (if rather ugly) style is presented in the store window, reflecting the "I don't care what I throw on to cover myself, and if you do, you're an idiot and I don't care what you think" look.

This supposedly cutting edge approach to fashion, however, is featured on a mannequin. The point of this superficiality is underscored by the fact that the mannequin is incomplete. It's not even a full representation of a human being. Then we see reflected an actual human being who wears an unmistakable expression of mild disdain, perhaps disappointment.

Very nice photo. A clear statement on the recent trend of simply not caring what one wears, the once frustrated slave of fashion has risen in rebellion, only to find her protest is hollow and insubstantial, particularly to those who don't find making oneself look decent to be so burdensome.

Elegant and excellent photograph.

Posted by: Patrick at March 17, 2006 5:58 AM

Why, thank you! I did that on purpose, and it's nice you noticed! Personally, I buy most of my clothes on eBay now. Just bought a DKNY skirt I have in black in navy also -- for $8.43 WITH shipping!

Posted by: Amy Alkon at March 17, 2006 6:21 AM

The devil-may-care attitude behind these dingbat hippy outfits is also apparent in the preponderance of fat girls who proudly expose their waistline whalemeat in public. We need to remind ourselves, however, that grotesque fashions on grotesque bodies are nothing new. Look at the old Richard Avedon from the 60s. They look charming now, but back then a lot of people were completely grossed out by what those skeletal girls were wearing.

Posted by: Lena at March 17, 2006 10:23 AM

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