March 7, 2016

"Like a Wild Wild west brothel, but without the honesty."

"My instant reaction was -- it's the Belle Watling collection!"/"I thought carousel pony."/"My immediate reaction: this is inspired by a Wild West bordello (and its lampshades)."

My first reaction was staring with disbelief at the success in creating the optical illusion that the ass was in front.

29 comments:

Karen of Texas said...

Being early, I just clicked on the link without reading.

"Does she have that on backwards?!?"

I clicked back to read your remarks. Yesss! It wasn't just me, early, with no coffee.

Xmas said...

"Kassociation" made me smile. I was intrigued by the quote and not disappointed. I will say that those clothes look like ugly curtains you see hanging on the windows of your eccentric great aunt's house.

samanthasmom said...

Women need to stop letting gay men decide what's fashionable for women, both as designers and critics. What demographic could be less interested in making women look good?

rehajm said...

All the tassels!

I saw it in the window and I couldn't resist

Ignorance is Bliss said...

My first reaction was staring with disbelief at the success in creating the optical illusion that the ass was in front.

That's not an optical illusion, that's the Republican primary.

traditionalguy said...

Harlot Clothes are an occupational niche clothing. They have to be made of heavy material that withstands a working girl's variety of heavy usages, all night long.

Michael McClain said...

What the Hell was all that!?!

Hammond X. Gritzkofe said...

I see a tree, a goat, and a zebra. Many goats.

Laslo Spatula said...

I saw a camel, but no camel-toe.

I am Laslo.

Laslo Spatula said...

Starve women until they have no appreciable curves.

Now, design Fashion that gives them curves in all the wrong places.

Confuse visual clues for sexual impulses.

Halfway to Gay.

I am Laslo.

Michael K said...

Does anyone ever wear that stuff? We were in Paris a few years ago and having dinner in the Ritz dining room.

Across the room was a large table with a collection of the weirdest people I have ever seen in my life.

I was talking to my wife about who they could be and the couple at the next table leaned over and said they were from a haut couture fashion show that was going on. Now I know why the clothes look so awful. Most of the people at that weird table were the most outlandish gays you would ever see. They were dressed as though they were in San Francisco for a parade. All that was missing was ass chaps.

sydney said...

I for one, welcome the return of corsets.

Titus said...

Balmain is my least favorite designer.

Way overrated.

A total punk.

Amexpat said...

How come fashion models in these shows always look so glum? Is it the starvation diet? Would smiling make people realize that haute couture is a joke?

YoungHegelian said...

You know, those ladies look like they could really use a Snickers bar.

rhhardin said...

That's a feminist expression.

They'd all be equal to men if they hadn't become models.

Big Mike said...

Looking at some of those outfits, I think that if a lot of women wore them back in the Old West, what we called the Wild West would have been a lot wilder.

Tom and Lorenzo need to understand that the Wild West occurred during Victorian times, and proper women dressed in Victorian styles. Corset, bustle, several layers of petticoats, bloomers, long wool skirt, silk or cotton blouse, and wool jacket to match the skirt.

Peter said...

So, how long does it take for fashion models to learn that perfect haughty expression? And why does anyone think such expressions are effective in marketing clothing?

William said...

If young, pretty girls look this bad in such outfits, just imagine how bad Nancy Reagan or Michelle would look. Chelsea could probably pull it off though.

Big Mike said...

And, no I don't know how women survived Texas and Arizona summers wearing Victorian outfits.

David Aitken said...

ugly

Hammond X. Gritzkofe said...

"So, how long does it take for fashion models to learn that perfect haughty expression? And why does anyone think such expressions are effective in marketing clothing?"

It's just Extreme Angry Resting Face.

Haughty expression is required. That's why it's called "haughty couture."

Xmas said...

Amexpat,

If you haven't been watching the show "Lucifer", there was a funny bit where he gets a fashion model to admit her most dangerous desire.


I thought it was funny. :)

coupe said...

I think it's safe to say no animals died in the making of those clothes.

The fibers look all man made.

Plastics

Oso Negro said...

Apparently a good year for camel toe, if it is not obscured by fringe.

tim in vermont said...

ya gotta hand it to them, they made some of those bags of skin and bones look fuckable.

Birches said...

Thank you for introducing me to T+L. I followed them on Twitter Oscar night and they didn't disappoint.

Simon Kenton said...

The ruins at Tsankawi, an outlier of Bandelier National Monument, have foot-grooves worn in the soft tuff, in places more than 18 inches deep, where the Basketmakers walked up from their fields to the mesa tops and caves where they lived. You can't walk these paths without placing each foot directly in front of the previous step - no room for splay-foot pacing or Chaplinesque out-pointing toes. And the Boy Scout handbook pointed out how many steps you could save over the course of a 10-mile hike by "walking Indian-style," making sure your toes pointed directly forward and your feet were in a perfectly straight line. Exactly as these models are doing. I know you won't believe me, but I never felt pervy when I was teaching myself how to walk like that. And I assuredly never felt either haughty or attractive. It would have been contrary to the Scout Law.

openidname said...

You all laugh, but dollars to doughnuts you're not in the demographic for these clothes.

Fashion designers: Parting fools from their money since at least 1860.