Your wedding day. The day that you are full of excitement, bounding with energy, and beaming with confidence!
Hmmm…does this model look like she is ready to party?
Or is she ready to start balling? Or maybe ready to keel over?
The designer of these gowns is Amsale, brought to us straight from Ethiopia. Yes, Ethiopia, the country that suffered the 1985 famine that wiped out over 1 million people due to starvation. Wouldn't you think this woman would know better?
Here's her mission statement from her site;
Are you blind? This is not confidence in the eyes of your models. It's death warmed over. It's the quite obvious look of suffering and forced starvation. I would think this misery should be quite familiar to you if you bothered to care.
Are these bridesmaids or zombies? Both appear gaunt and tired, and the waif on the right is leaning to the side like she could drop any minute.
"In Ethiopia there were no fashion designers. I never knew that
designing beautiful clothes was a profession to which one could aspire," says Amsale.
Could it be that the people of Ethiopia have more important things to worry about than materialism? Perhaps they are most concerned with feeding their children than wrapping themselves in some overpriced garb created by a pompous designer who has forgotten her roots.
Amsale, you should be ashamed of yourself for parading these sickly girls out on stage to satisfy your ego trip.
Wake up and get real,