Friday, 19 February 2010

Fashion shows as performance art

I say we go ahead and declare all fashion shows a kind of performance art that is unrelated to what people - even the ones in the audience - would ever wear anywhere but a runway. It's not fashion, it's clothes as art. Or if you insist on calling it fashion, then there are two types of fashion: what you can wear in public, and what will only ever be worn that one time on that catwalk.

Mokalus of Borg

PS - It doesn't apply to every single fashion show, though.
PPS - I guess that's the main complicating factor.

4 comments:

littlemissrandom said...

Have you ever read the Reuters 'Oddly Enough' blog? The blogger there makes that point oh so subtly on many hilarious occasions.

John said...

I haven't read that before, but I'm checking it out now.

Andrea said...

Clothes as art, or art as clothes? Hmm...

John said...

Well, I guess you could always wrap a canvas painting around yourself as a stiff, uncomfortable toga...