Do people really wear this stuff?
It's Fashion Week in Paris. One would expect that to mean that models would be walking down the runways wearing very fashionable clothing. One would be wrong. The only people on Earth who might look more ridiculous than these models are circus clowns, and they're trying to look like idiots. I must admit here that my personal fashion choices are nothing to brag about. In the winter, I have a rotation of three sweaters that I like, and I attempt to match them with a pair of neutral-colored slacks. In the summer, it's loud, Hawaiian-print shirts, pretty much every day. But I'm not posing as an expert, as these so-called "designers" are. That's not to say I don't keep close tabs on the fashion shows. Every night, I check out the photos from the shows that appear on the Associated Press photo wire. It's not because I'm looking for a frock that I might want to buy the missus. It's that some of these models, underfed as they may be, are half naked, and even at my age, that sort of thing appeals to me. But I can't help thinking that these shows are just an excuse for rich people to get together and look down on us peasants. Again.