Friday, February 09, 2007
Yes, the fashion world is rife with unrealistic and unhealthy and unattainable images of the female form. Yes, it’s superficial and elitist and inconsequential. Yes, it’s undoubtedly contributing to the hole in the ozone layer and the deforestation of the Amazon and the clubbing of small, defenseless kittens. I know all of these things; I am against all of these things. Yet still, while looking through pictures from NY’s Fashion Week, I had to stop for a minute. Because every once in a while, the sheer aesthetics took over and I remembered, “Oh right, models are pretty.” Well, some of them, at least. Hey, you’ve just got to give beauty its due.