Because it looks like they’ve got noting else, at this point, but God, help us all, please, PLEASE tell me that the hottest thing coming out of the fashion center of the universe is NOT the … P-A-N-T-S-U-I-T! Socialism has ruined the creative minds of the fashion industry, for sure!
The Washington Post, out of a moment of desperation and a desire to appeal to the female base, that is obviously leaving Hillary to consider their options, published a fashion article entitled: Hillary Clinton, style icon? The unexpected inspiration for women’s spring fashion.
NEW YORK — The designer Derek Lam was perched on a wooden chair in a penthouse suite of the Greenwich Hotel that looked as though it had been air-lifted from Santa Fe. Dressed in white jeans and a dark shirt, he was describing the inspiration for his spring 2017 collection, and the words that he used again and again were “strong” and “independent.”
Specifically, he’d been inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe, the artist who was so often described as “handsome,” a polite way of saying that she was not a great beauty. But that striking face of hers, alongside her formidable body of work, made her an icon nonetheless.
It was her strength, off-putting at first but eventually embraced, that captivated Lam, he explained. And there it was at last in this city’s hectic fashion week, when audiences couldn’t even be sure whether they’d be seeing fall clothes or spring ones on the runway — finally, a thread that connected so many disparate collections.
HA! They obviously haven’t seen this pic of Hillary. Not so much the picture of strength, … or health.
And yet they go on about the “strength” of women, reflected in the spring line…
… But beyond cut and color, designers are obsessing about strong and powerful women who are independent and enduring — perhaps even a bit scandalous. There has been talk of O’Keeffe, Germaine Greer, Gloria Steinem, influential mothers and grandmothers — and of course, Hillary Clinton.
The Democratic presidential nominee is, by no means, the typical fashion icon, not in the manner of an actress, a musician or even First Lady Michelle Obama. But it is hard to deny her influence, whether direct or indirect — on so many designers. The historic nature of her campaign is in the air; and much of Seventh Avenue has been quite clear about supporting her. Just before fashion week began, more than a dozen designers participated in a runway show-fundraiser for Clinton, that was co-hosted by Vogue’s Anna Wintour. Later in the week, as performer Rufus Wainwright was serenading guests at the Michael Kors show, he paused to declare: “I’m with her.”
The conversation about strength takes place not only around the aesthetics of the clothes but in the way they are presented. Yes, lots of fashion houses are shifting gears and offering fall clothes that shoppers can buy right now. Ralph Lauren, the last of a generation of designers who is still plugging away at the household-name, mega-company he founded, upended his production schedule and created a whole new fall collection — in addition to the one that he’d already shown on the runway back in February. He shut down a block of Madison Avenue, put up a tent in front of his store and after the presentation, invited guests to come in and shop for the Western-inspired finery they had just seen.
Yeah, sure! Women can be fashion conscious and make decisions to abandon soldiers and ambassadors under attack in foreign countries…
….If a man can take time from his boardroom duties to yap about his favorite basketball team, his golf game and his vintage cars, surely a woman should be able to look up from her policy papers for a brief fashion reverie without facing criticism.
If there was ever a reason to vote for Trump, this is it. Men, women and children across the country don’t want to be relegated to the inspiration of Hillary, every mooring as they reach into their closets for the day’s togs. Save America. Save creativity. Save FASHION! Vote Trump!