Clothes inspired by war and a stripper?
“It’s war and peace in more of a literal sense, rather than the Tolstoy novel,” designer David Cardona said before the show. “It’s not period. It’s a little toy soldier meets a sexy little girl and becomes a peaceful angel.”
Since when is war fun? Young men and women are dying overseas every day. You celebrate by selling military-inspired jackets with epaulets, tight black miniskirts and Army-green taffeta?
Are you kidding? Do you realize we’ve now been at war with Iraq for longer than we were involved in World War II?
Bar-El says she was inspired to design a ladylike collection reminiscent of the 1940s by burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese and her photo book, “Fetish and the Art of the Teese.”
“I ended up designing a whole collection around it,” Bar-El said. “I don’t even know what I created.”
She fails to see the irony.
A stripper was your muse for a ladylike collection? How about creating something new for the modern woman of today. The women of the 1940s brought “ladies” into the modern era.
I love fashion but I find these collections to be insulting and moronic.