January 17, 2005

Then Again, Maybe Western Civilization Really Isn't Worth Saving After All

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Models take the catwalk during the Vivienne Westwood Fall/Winter 2005/2006 men's collection, presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005. --AP

Posted by Vanderleun at January 17, 2005 7:50 AM
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Even the crew of "Marica Quien? Marica Tu!" are better looking! This bunch won't get a second look until their NumaNuma video hits the web.

Posted by: slimedog at January 17, 2005 9:43 AM

Who said Milan catwalks represent Western Civilization?

Posted by: Any A. Mouse at January 17, 2005 11:28 AM

This is a bad dream and I'm about to wake up, right?

Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at January 17, 2005 1:41 PM

What's the theme here? French Provencial nee Salvation Army nee Annie Hall nee Drug Rehab?

Posted by: greg at January 17, 2005 2:10 PM

Wait. These are GUYS, right?

Posted by: slimedog at January 17, 2005 2:40 PM

How long until someone blames Bush for a fashion disaster?

Posted by: Connecticut Yankee at January 17, 2005 2:58 PM

Vivienne is a genius, if she can make money on this stuff. She could probably sell warming pans to Bedouins.

For some reason it reminded me of Danny Kaye's song Anatole of Paris, which ends like this:

I'm Anatole of Paris I must design
I'm just like wine
I go to your head

Give me thread and the needle
I itch, I twitch to stitch
I'm a glutton for cutting
For putting with a button
To snip and pluck, nip and tuck
Fix and trim, plan the brim
Tote that barge, lift that bail

And why do I sew each new chapeau
With a style they most look positively grim in
Strictly between us, entre-nous
I hate women.

Posted by: Grumpy Old Man at January 17, 2005 3:49 PM

I wonder if my pegged jeans and long hair were
as repugnant to my father as this is to me? I
hope not, but suspect they were. I'll chalk that
up to generational rebellion. Gawd help us when
these have kids who want to 'be themselves'.

Posted by: Steel Turman at January 17, 2005 8:38 PM

Vivienne has been trading on the fact that she was nearby when the punk look was invented in 1976 in Kings Road. She & her then hubby had a store called SEX, where Johnny Rotten & Sid Vicious hung out. Hubby Malcolm formed the Pistols, & taught them outrage.

Vivienne's made an entire career out of designing fabulous crap no one wears. You go, girl.

Posted by: jeff at January 17, 2005 10:40 PM

Spandau Ballet alert!

Posted by: John F at January 18, 2005 2:27 AM

Is this dried-up old punkette still around? Gads.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at January 22, 2005 11:13 AM