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Fashion: Take the ridiculous with the stylish

 
 
Reply Tue 16 Mar, 2010 04:21 pm
Are most fashion designers bipolar or schizophrenic?
Fashion: Take the ridiculous with the stylish
March 12, 2010

http://www.csmonitor.com/CSM-Photo-Galleries/In-Pictures/Fashion-Take-the-ridiculous-with-the-stylish
http://www.csmonitor.com/var/ezflow_site/storage/images/media/images/csm-photo-galleries-images/in-pictures-images/ridiculous-fasion/01/7555960-1-eng-US/01_full_600.jpg
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A creation from the Manuel Bolano collection is shown at the 080 Barcelona Fashion Show on Jan. 27 in Spain.

Albert Gea/Reuters

http://www.csmonitor.com/var/ezflow_site/storage/images/media/images/csm-photo-galleries-images/in-pictures-images/ridiculous-fasion/07/7556062-1-eng-US/07_full_600.jpg
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Belgian designer Martin Margiela's designs are shown by a model during his Fall/Winter 2010 collection during Paris Fashion Week on March 5.

Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

http://www.csmonitor.com/var/ezflow_site/storage/images/media/images/csm-photo-galleries-images/in-pictures-images/ridiculous-fasion/08/7556079-1-eng-US/08_full_600.jpg
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A model displays a creation from the German fashion brand Hausach Couture at Fashion Week in Berlin, Germany on Jan. 22.

Markus Schreiber/AP


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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 16 Mar, 2010 05:42 pm
@tsarstepan,
So, I did know two fashion designers, or fashion designer wannabes. Their first line of clothing line was shown in Saks and Bonwit Teller, one or both of those store windows in Beverly Hills. There was a mess up, though - well, actually two. Someone broke into the studio and stole a lot of the samples (?? re what that was about, but it was tough for them) and then they had a difficulty with the possibility of dry cleaning one of the pieces. Tremendously aggravating for them, I'm sure. But - to the point - they were both reasonable women..

On bipolarity/depression, I know a lot of creative people who deal with these. Schizophrenia I don't know so much about. But, I'm thinking you are using these terms as that the designers of today are 'wacko'. Well, sure, many designs are, but high couture seems to be about that attention getting minute in time for the show.


tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 16 Mar, 2010 05:51 pm
@ossobuco,
Yep. I'm using labels of schizophrenic and bipolar very loosely with high amounts of facetiousness.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 16 Mar, 2010 06:11 pm
@tsarstepan,
Got it. I still follow fashion, a kind of mental twirl into the bizarre. Kind of like the end days of lost empire.

Meantime I'm aggravated with myself. When I left California I was in my chubby state and getting rid of many things before the move. Crap. I gave away the grey puffy cashmere vest with the satin lining (which was imperfect, thus something like $30. for me.) NOW it would fit.
boomerang
 
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Reply Tue 16 Mar, 2010 08:59 pm
Hehehe.

Reminds me of one of my favorite web diversions: www.ridiculousposes.com

Here's a tame one:

http://modelsinridiculousposes.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/129108251813813013-e1266352832371.jpg
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Tue 16 Mar, 2010 09:26 pm
@tsarstepan,
These designers are obviously having a lot of fun. But they don't actually expect that anyone will actually, really physically wear any of these things, do they?












DO they?
boomerang
 
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Reply Tue 16 Mar, 2010 09:34 pm
@Merry Andrew,
Fashion isn't about real life.

My fashion inspiration is Harriet the Spy but I'm an absolute slave to fashion photography (and to Playboy's photography but don't tell anyone that because then they'll think I'm all pervy and stuff).
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 17 Mar, 2010 02:21 am
@ossobuco,
I tend to gloss over when fashion becomes the topic of conversation but I stumbled onto this fascinating set of photography at csmonitor.com.

Since Marietta was my proxy server into the world of fashion, she loved reading Paris Vogue and L'Official (two French fashion culture and fashion magazines). This past year, without her, I've been sorely out of the loop I suppose.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 17 Mar, 2010 02:24 am
@boomerang,
boomerang wrote:

Hehehe.

Reminds me of one of my favorite web diversions: www.ridiculousposes.com

Here's a tame one:

http://modelsinridiculousposes.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/129108251813813013-e1266352832371.jpg

Are you sure she's not having a severe localized allergic reaction to say the feathers? Razz
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 17 Mar, 2010 02:29 am
@Merry Andrew,
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But they don't actually expect that anyone will actually, really physically wear any of these things, do they?


The way Marietta explained it once to me, I don't think the designers expect people to wear them, especially not in the day to day capacity but these items are for sale at extraordinary prices. I guess they're like individual works of fashion based art. And once and awhile an ego maniacal celebrity or socialite just might wear an item on a blind whim.
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plainoldme
 
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Reply Wed 17 Mar, 2010 07:43 am
The most ridiculous of those fashion items are pure publicity and nothing more.

However, I hate it when fashion dictates a woman can only wear one style. While I am not a fan of pants . . . I prefer skirts . . .my cotton wear to work slacks and my all time fav jeans are each faded and frayed. I would love to replace them but all pants seem to set below the waist and that style does not work for my figure!
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 17 Mar, 2010 09:58 am
@Merry Andrew,
No, MA, or at least not many. The shows are promotional. I've read (and believe) their instore wear is different from what is in the radical shows - although I suppose the designers whose clothes appear 'wearable' would have the clothes vary less in the shops/showrooms, whatever they call them.
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chai2
 
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Reply Wed 17 Mar, 2010 10:45 am
@boomerang,
boomerang wrote:

Hehehe.

Reminds me of one of my favorite web diversions: www.ridiculousposes.com

Here's a tame one:

http://modelsinridiculousposes.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/129108251813813013-e1266352832371.jpg


Funny that you posted this image.

This design was by Alexander McQueen, who was recently found dead in his home, of an apparant suicide.
His mother had died just a few days before.

Here's a link to this story, along with some pictures of some of his less unorthodox designs.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/02/11/britain.alexander.mcqueen.dead/index.html

Here's a larger image of the model above. When you see the entire person, you can see that it's supposed to be a swan.

http://www.norasalzman.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/alexander-mcqueen-1.jpg

Wearable?
I can see some mega rich woman wearing the dress (maybe not the makeup) to some event. Take off the beak and white makeup, and look at the attention to each tiny detail. Tone down the red lipstick to only the lip area, and add eye makeup, and you've got a more acceptable swan girl.

It's wearing art.
It's complex.
I can appreciate it.

I'll never own a Salvadore Dali, Andy Warhol, or Picasso, but I appreciate that as well.

Hell, I don't run in those circles, but that's what haute couture is all about, being the one and only.


Here's some haute couture below that I think is beautiful. I wouldn't wear it, even if I could afford it, but hey, who am I to judge. Just visit the "people of walmart" site and tell me that's any better than swan woman, or the dresses below.

What makes these dresses acceptable, and not others? The makeup, which no one says you have to wear? the unususal color combinations? The "that's weird" factor? The unique cut?

We're all weird, I don't know where the line is drawn. It's different for everyone.

http://mynexthandbag.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/haute-couture.jpg

http://images.china.cn/attachement/jpg/site1007/20080701/00080282e94109d402cc31.jpg

http://hauteconcept.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/christian-lacroix-fall-2008-haute-couture-7108-1.jpg
chai2
 
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Reply Wed 17 Mar, 2010 08:13 pm
did I kill the thread?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 19 Mar, 2010 04:59 pm
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:

did I kill the thread?

I should call the thread police on you! Mad
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arodriguez
 
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Reply Mon 19 Sep, 2011 02:51 pm
@chai2,
These are actually artistic and interesting. I don't understand the bear suit (above) or that giant fur hat with ears that drag on the floor. Things like that barely work on the runway, let alone off.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 30 Aug, 2012 07:01 am
We've seen a thousand variations on this weirdtacular work of alleged fashion:
http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2012/08/29/150915704_custom-58a5a079be28008238dea3c00895952196b8d0ed-s3.jpg

Entirely Real Photos: Model Or Headless Disney Mascot?
http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2012/08/29/160245212/entirely-real-photos-model-or-headless-disney-mascot
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Amedeo
 
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Reply Mon 27 May, 2013 05:59 am
"csmonitor" i saw your provided link of the ridiculous fashion styles..

And seriously i laugh after watching all the pics..
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Ethels
 
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Reply Thu 27 Nov, 2014 12:26 am
@tsarstepan,
A lot of fun, hahaha, fashion is very interesting and changeable
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james1990
 
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Reply Mon 22 Feb, 2016 12:00 am
@tsarstepan,
What dress shirt pattern you think will rock this year? Check or solid?
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