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Old 17th April 2008   #1
M. Lopez
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Default The problem with fashion

Every once in a while, you find a story that explains perfectly why the fashion industry is as messed up as it is.

This is one of those times.

http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/...5013173,00.html

You have to read it to believe it:

Quote:
A leading fashion identity has dropped female designers from a major fashion event...

Huxley said women designers were missing the mark with the [feminine] look while male designers were producing fashion that was more "intelligent".

Huxley chose only men to represent the school at Australian Fashion Week this month for the first time because he also had little faith in the way that women designed for other women.

"Girls are designing more for themselves and for their girlfriends," said Huxley.

"It is for the way that women are dressing today. They are dressing to go out shopping for men."

Women designers attacked the comments as shallow.

Brisbane designer Deanne Mayocchi, of label Maiocchi, said women could design better for women.

"We know what we want to wear," Mayocchi said.

Juli Grbac, of fashion label Grbac, said women had a better idea of fitting women's curves.

The arrogance and stupidity of this is mind-boggling.

So according to this "fashion identity":
1. women shouldn't dress for themselves
2. women shouldn't dress for their girlfriends
3. women shouldn't dress for men who like women

And who does that leave? Who should they dress for, in this person's warped mind?

That's right. Gay men.

So according to him, women shouldn't dress to be attractive to themselves, OR to their girlfriends, OR to men who are attracted to women.

They should only wear clothes that please male designers: i.e., gay men.

The insanity of that is beyond measure.

Gay men is the one target group that women shouldn't dress for. By definition, such men don't find women (or women's curves) attractive in the first place.

Why should a woman to dress in an oufit that would make her unattractive to herself, to her friends, and to men who like women?

For what possible reason would women dress to please...gay men?

It's utter madness.

No wonder this "fashion identity" puts such a hostile spin on women simply wanting to look pretty. He can't see heterosexual dating as something natural and wondeful, potentially loving; no, to him, it's "shopping for men."

And no wonder he hates the "feminine" look. In the minds of gay designers, women should all be made to look androgynous - either through mannish clothing, or through starving away their womanly figures, or both.

This perfectly explains why the fashion industry is anti-feminine and anti-beauty. It's in the hands of people who have an innate antipathy toward women, and no one points out how twisted that situation really is.
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