July 22, 2008

"If we were skinny, cute and 23 in 2008, we'd dress exactly like Wesley."



Project Rungay doesn't "care what you bitches say"
about the way Wesley Nault, one of the new "Project Runway" contestants, dresses himself.

43 comments:

Bob said...

Project Rungay?

Was that a typo? The link goes only to a photo.

Paddy O. said...

We'd dress like Ed Grimley?

Jeremy said...

Is that what all the other stylish elves are wearing this season?

Bissage said...

Someone had to link to this. Guess it's me.

Hoosier Daddy said...

What is with the pointy ridge hairdos on guys now? Dude looks like he just got a swirley.

Amazing how fashion changes. That outfit would have gotten your ass kicked when I was in high school. Then again we made fun of people whose underwear was sticking out too....

Ann Althouse said...

Sorry, I screwed up the link.

Project Rungay is a blog about Project Runway.

Salamandyr said...

When looking at the pic on the left, I expect him to ask me if I'm finding everything I want in the DVD section at Best Buy. The pic on the right...nobody could make that look good.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Maybe that's Titus......

knox said...

The first thing I thought about when I saw that guy was "How soon til Althouse calls him out for the shorts!" I think he looks silly, but I'm not a gay man, so I'm not really his target demographic.

Palladian said...

"I think he looks silly, but I'm not a gay man, so I'm not really his target demographic."

I am a gay man, and he looks silly.

halojones-fan said...

Hoosier Daddy: That's exactly what I was going to say. I've seen that all over the place now, and Jesus Christ it is the stupidest-looking thing I've ever seen on a man. And I grew up in the era of rat-tails and spikes.

It's like a duck's-ass pompadour with all the testosterone leeched out of it.

Henry said...

I ride my bike past the Rhode Island School of Design on my way to work.

I sometimes wonder if the fashion design students are required to wear their assignments around.

You see some, um, creative looks.

But more power to Wesley for having fun with his skinny self.

Hoosier Daddy said...

It's like a duck's-ass pompadour with all the testosterone leeched out of it.

That's good. I wish I could tell the kid down the street that's what his hair looks like but I don't think he knows what a pompadour is so it wouldn't have any effect.

MadisonMan said...

I love the furniture displays in the RISD museum. The artistes were oddly dressed way back when I was a RhodeIslander. Good to hear things haven't changed!

You can do a lot of things with your look when you're young and thin. Middle-aged and not-so-thin, not so much.

knox said...

I am a gay man, and he looks silly.

You've got reliably good taste, so I'm not surprised. But there's somebody out there that guys trying to appeal to...

chuck b. said...

He needs to be spanked for disordering the fabrics.

Naughty boy! Naughty boy needs a spanking!


ewww...just kidding.

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vbspurs said...

Hey, hey it's the gay Monkees.

Mrs. Stattleberry said...

This:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjKdEBxQ3VU&NR=1

Mrs. Stattleberry said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CH0eWk-_nWU

Pogo said...

A Nightmare on Elf Street

blake said...

The truly stylin' elves dress conservatively, but accessorize with comely redheads.

Pogo said...

JACK: What you have... is a pocket gay.

WILL: A pocket gay?

KAREN AND GRACE [BOTH]: A pocket gay?

JACK: A pocket gay. The perfect travel-size homosexual. Just pop him in a man-purse, a briefcase, and you're good to go. In ten years they'll be making 'em all that way.

vbspurs said...

He's not even cute, either.

chuck b. said...

His garment was cool.

chuck b. said...

Natalie Portman is tomorrow night's guest judge. She was on before I think.

Methadras said...

This current generational crop of homosexuals are getting dumber and sillier by the strain. I guess all of the older homosexual are dying off and are neglecting in their training of this latest batch.

Hazy Dave said...

We had one of those talking Ed Grimley dolls when the kids were small... "That's a pain that's going to linger..."

Zachary Paul Sire said...

Althouse bait: hot european soccer star Christian Ronaldo out shopping in LA today....wearing very short shorts.

http://dlisted.com/node/27306/images/675768.jpg

Palladian said...

"This current generational crop of homosexuals are getting dumber and sillier by the strain."

Life is too easy for them. I suggest chuckb's advice and administer more savage beatings.

Of course, in my neighborhood, the straight boys dress far more stupidly than the faggots.

Palladian said...

"Althouse bait: hot european soccer star Christian Ronaldo out shopping in LA today....wearing very short shorts"

Ick. He has the douche-bag rooster hairdo, is waxed smooth like a woman and appears to have about 8 pounds of petroleum jelly melted over him.

Bissage said...

ZPS, I can’t say I think too much of that well-tanned, emaciated guy with the crutches but that American Apparel® chick is da shiznit!

Aaa-OOOOOOOOOOOooooooo!!!

(That was supposed to be a Tex Avery wolf howl. Heh.)

Zachary Paul Sire said...

NO! That American Apparel girl is the WORST...and I did a whole post about her this morning!

http://siresays.blogspot.com/2008/07/worst-clothing-company-in-world.html

Palladian said...

American Apparel is a repulsive company. The only good thing about them is that they don't outsource to China (although their "Legalize LA" campaign is arguably worse). But their hideous designs, hideous stores, hideous advertising and hideous models completely mitigate any net positive springing from their manufacturing policies. Given the nihilistic cheap-porn-from-1981 image of the brand, and the fact that their models always look like they stink of b.o., stale sweat and Pall-Malls, I'm amazed that anyone actually buys the stuff. Actually, I'm not amazed. American popular culture has been systematically debased and destroyed over the years by business and entertainment in order to make each successive generation less demanding and less aesthetically intelligent so that they'd be more and more willing to buy cheap, nasty shit at a premium.

The Anti-Aesthetic indeed.

Ann Althouse said...

Palladian, what you're missing, I think is that people love to swathe themselves in stretchy cotton knit. Make it fun, colorful, and cheap, and they are happy. Why is that a problem? It's nice, forgiving, and simple.

Bissage said...

Yeah! What Althouse said!!!

And close to four hours have passed and I still think that woman is teh SEXAY!!!

Ann Althouse said...

I wrote there without cutting and pasting the url to get to zachary's blog post. (z needs to use html!)

Now, I've taken the trouble to do that, and I agree that the ads are absurdly sleazy. My comment was based on seeing the stores, which come across as very standard and sensible.

The aesthetic of the ads reminds me of those old, much-maligned "pedophile" calvin klein ads from the 1980s (or whenever). There's definitely something creepy about them, but I think they may be intended to give some edge to the clothing, which is actually quite wholesome.

vbspurs said...

Christian Ronaldo out shopping in LA today....wearing very short shorts.

Did you hear that Paris Hilton put the moves on C-Ron at a nightclub this past weekend?

"Paris was all over him,” a source tells the Daily Mail. “At one point, she pushed her chest together and made a point of trying to snuggle up against him. But Ronaldo clearly wasn’t interested in Paris. He turned his back on her."

Paris is dumber than I thought, or she's the only woman left alive without a working gaydar.

Cheers,
Victoria

knox said...

Urban Outfitters might have AA beat in the ugly department. Their women's clothing gets successively and outrageously uglier with each season.

blake said...

I thought it was the '70s when the (underage) Brooke Shields told us nothing came between her and her Calvins--

--but according to YouTube it was '81.

Those were more liberal times. Miley Cyrus eat your heart out.

Damn, but those are some ugly jeans. Not as bad as Jordache, though.

Ann Althouse said...

Blake, the Brooke Shields ads were much more tasteful than the ones I'm referring to.

Ann Althouse said...

I looked it up. It was actually 1995. The NYT reported:

Calvin Klein Inc. announced yesterday that the campaign, for the designer jeans bearing Mr. Klein's name, would cease "as soon as possible" because it had been "misunderstood by some." Since the campaign was introduced this month, the company had been engulfed by complaints contending that the television commercials, print advertisements and outdoor signs were salacious and exploitative because young models had been posed suggestively and tastelessly.

"We were taken aback by the reactions," said Martin J. Rose, who last month became an executive vice president of Klein, heading CRK Advertising, the in-house agency that created the ads with the fashion photographer Steven Meisel.

Though "we feel the campaign is quite effective as written," Mr. Rose added, the company will now "move as fast as we can" to withdraw the ads, which were to have stopped running in October.

Asked whether the outcry would inhibit Mr. Klein's signature style of pushing the advertising envelope, Mr. Rose replied: "Calvin Klein is famous for memorable advertising, and I think we will continue to develop memorable advertising. The intent is to promote the image of the product and support sales....

Richard Kirshenbaum, co-chairman and chief creative officer of Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners in New York, an agency known for cutting-edge creativity, said: "I've long been a fan of Calvin Klein and his work. His position has been always a very sexual one. But I feel he crossed a line in the allusions to children or teen-agers and sexuality. And I had problems with that."

Advertisers "should think twice if they do something that smacks of child pornography," he added. "At the end of the day, you do have a responsibility," he said.

Dennis Rhodes, a former public relations executive in New York, said he was most disturbed at "the image of young people as whimsical sexual marionettes in the hands of adults," particularly in the television spots; those featured an off-screen narrator asking the models questions in a style "virtually indistinguishable" from video tapes billed as auditions for adult films, he added.

Two former Klein executives who once led CRK Advertising said they believed the tenor of the times -- from outraged protests against the film "Kids" to a lurid Time magazine cover article contending that "cyberporn" is widely available to children on the Internet -- played a significant role in the decision to bring the campaign to a premature close....

blake said...

Blake, the Brooke Shields ads were much more tasteful than the ones I'm referring to.

Oh, those ads. I read about them but I don't think I've ever seen them.

I actually didn't think of the Shields commercials as child porn, but then, she's older than me....