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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Bloody trenchcoats = High fashion couture

Fashion and misogyny go hand in hand, and all good fashion designers love a bit of violence against women (come on, corsets...)

In support of this assertion feast your eyes on this, part of the Spring/Summer collection for Dior. (As reported by Vogue, link via Boing Boing).


According to the NYT, Galliano's new collection for Dior was launched to "the sound of whips and clanking chains", and models, erm, modeled "skirts splashed with fake blood".

I bet many a misogynist designer's pants were a chaffing that day what with all the excitement.

10 comments:

Joel said...

Wow. That could also be a statement of violence by women (or any country). Trying to cash in on that soldier mystique, the survivor (and killer) who walks out of battle. "I am good because I kill and I am invincible. Look at my wounds and yet I walk."

The worst kind of androgyny is how I see it.

And it's still a big ICK.

sappho said...

That's fashion?
Then I'm proud to be out of the loop! Who the hell would actually rock that outfit? Can't really picture the girl's strolling down the street in that get-up.
"Fashion" like that is more like art...just interesting to look at, not to actually wear!

Chameleon said...

Not only are the clothes revolting, but the drained of blood vampire look of the model is fairly stomach-churning as well! Shudders...

Laura said...

WTF?!! I wouldn't like to see what was going on in that guy's head when he was designing this crap.

TP said...

It is all very zombie dead women style. Apparently this is considered 'erotic'.

lost clown said...

mmmmmmm......braaaaaaaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnsssssssssssssssss.....

I wonder how sexy it'll be when she's easting your brains?

lost clown said...

eating, eating your brains, not easting them (whatever that may mean). damn, I can type.

Andrea said...

I suppose that depends on whether she eats their genitals first...
Actually, they probably still work without the brain, she could do it any order.

Joel said...

TP: Maybe they watched "Corpse Bride"?

TP said...

Hah Ha!
Fashion modelled on a gothic cartoon. Love it.