My sister and I are having an email discussion about last week’s New York Times Magazine “T“, which was devoted to men’s fashion. Like the women’s versions, these are hefty tomes. They are also weird.
Weird in the sense that the models often look like emaciated 14 year olds. And often the clothes do not look like anything anyone would wear. And I don’t mean “in the real world” as if I were talking about my real world — over 50, not skinny, not a clothes horse, etc. I mean even in the relatively unreal/real world of the women and men who attend Fashion Week in Paris or New York.
I follow a fair number of blogs about fashion and they often feature photos of attendees at these fashion events. Of course, they are thin and attractive. But they don’t dress anything like what I see in T Magazine.
Here’s some photos of real people attending the most recent Fashion Week New York. I mean, I might not wear these outfits, but I they look wearable.
This is definitely a normal outfit and I actually like it. Not so sure about the boots, but . . .
Definitely like this outfit and definitely wearable, even by me!
I mean these are trendy women wearing their most interesting and flattering clothes to attend a very big deal bunch of fashion shows. And they look pretty normal.
So, who are the editors of these fashion magazines — like T and often Vogue and Harper’s directing their editorial contents? Not even the Fashion Week attendees, to say nothing of me.
And I guess I find it even more objectionable coming from the New York Times, which I think of as the home of very serious journalism. But somehow, when it comes to fashion, even the Times looses their bearings. How Come?
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