Monday, January 9, 2012

Fashion Models- I Don't Get It

When I hear the word "model" several things come to mind, but usually I think of ladies modeling clothes in catalogs for The Gap, Dress Barn, Lane Bryant, or some other clothing retailer. Using an attractive person to model the clothes you are tying to sell seems logical, but there is a darker side to the industry that makes no sense at all to me at.

Before I proceed, I'll admit I am not up to date when it comes to fashion. I have been wearing the same style of clothes since Ronald Reagan was president. I will never grace the cover of GQ with my wardrobe and fashion sense, but I think I have enough common sense to know the difference between right and wrong.

When I see pictures or video clips of anorexic, angry looking, girls walking down a catwalk dressed as clowns, I just have to scratch my head. Are they serious or is this an inside joke? I don't care if the outfit sells for $3,000 or if it's the featured attraction at the Milan Fashion Show, they still look like a joke. Maybe they are just having a contest to see which one of them has the most self esteem by seeing who can wear humiliating clothes in front of crowds of people without breaking into tears.

These sort of models look ridiculous. They are the "modern art" of the fashion industry. It used to be that if someone said they were dating a model, then it was like a status symbol. I'm not so sure if that is something people would brag about when they dress like this.

On the bright side, I guess there are still some people out there who make Lady Ga Ga look reserved and conservative by comparison.


Kristina P. said...

I like fashion, but there are many things I just don't get.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

I love the process of design and I enjoy watching creations on the runway but I despise the fashion industry for the hatred they have for women. I thought gay men were suppose to love women.

It's so engrained in the industry that it will never change. I wish we could see a design show with size 10 or larger models. If you can make a woman feel beautiful regardless of her size then you have done something good in this world.

Why not just bring the cloths to the runway on hangers?

Too many young girls are handicapped by their search for perfection that does not exist.

Jeanne Estridge said...

Well, of course they're angry--they look ridiculous!

Carmy said...

Haha! What designers where those?!

Crystal Pistol said...

I love watching the models walk down the runway. I always wanted to be one but I'm neither skeletal nor angry. :D

Mary said...

Well of course they look angry- they probably haven't eaten in WEEKS!

mCat said...

I was fascinated by the culture when I was younger, but now I am disgusted by it. One of my Young Women, right now is trying desperately to break into the business and I cross my fingers all the time, that it doesn't work out for her (mean?). I just hate to see what women go through to be successful in that world.