Be afraid. Be very, very afraid.
I just completed a depressing review of the fall collections showcased during NY Fashion Week.
We had the usual dead girls walking. Three dead models in 2006 did not cause a blip on the fashion scene. Human clothes hangers they want, human clothes hangers they will get.
Designer Marc Jacobs topped off his twigs off with knotted rats nests, paired with a “rexy” heroin chic flair. Stay classy Marc.
DKNY disapointedly followed suit by showcasing her best designs with freakishly tall, gawky models. The elegant, flowing pants on model #1 still did not hide the grotesque open space between her anorexic inner thighs, while model #2’s bony concave chest distracts from the entire look. Donna, love your clothes, but you truly disapoint.
Rookies followed suit with this potato sack number by Alberta Ferretti. Poetically coined “Philosophy,” Ferretti actually made a solid choice in model here, since protruding collarbones served as a distraction from the pure ugliness of the sack-o-rama.
Next up, Daryl K dressed his skeleton with this odd combo. Walmart shoes and socks paired with a retro snap-up blouse. The choker further highlighted the skull-like face and dead stare of his model. K-Man, hang it up already.
Let’s wrap up the shitty side of things with a great, bad example from Helmut Lang. The entire suit looks like crap on this body-less vampire. The size 00 pants are so dreadfully baggy I found myself counting wrinkles.
The only bright spot was Betsy Johnson who choose to showcase her flirty designs on these healthy models. Thank you Ms. Johnson.
EATING DISORDER FUN FACTS!
1 million anorexia deaths annually
12 million pages of pro anorexia content on the web
1300+ “thinspiration” videos on YouTube
5 pennies and several rings balanced on the protruding collarbones of a pro ana
Any correlation to fashion trends? It’s a stretch, but I’ll go out on a limb and say it just might be a possibility.