Saturday, August 16, 2008

Fashion For The Fall

The major newspaper of a major city presents a hugely expensive special magazine section on fashions for women for the new season. Who looks at this? Who responds to it? Women look at it. Who will purchase these clothes? Men. Look closely at the "designs." What do they present? A more beautiful woman? No likely, since the point is to enhance the reputation of the designers, many of whom are men. The idea is to show something different. Most of what we see makes the "model" women even more artificial than their bodies that are made-up and designed.

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