The musings of Mr Monkeysized


Monkeysized fashion by monkeysized
February 15, 2010, 22:56
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A youngish man died recently, and it was a sad event. The man was Alexander McQueen, a clothes designer. There was wailing and gnashing of teeth, and the fashion industry again stepped up the plate as a self-regarding theatre of the absurd. How absurd was pointed out in this delicious piece by George Pitcher in The Telegraph.

“I had just flicked on the TV in my hotel room and there was some moist-eyed fashonista popsicle being asked about his legacy. “He changed the silhouette of trousers forever,” she replied earnestly, her voice almost breaking with emotion.”

I especially like the use of the word ‘popsicle’. It’s the best thing I’ve heard since The Onion called sausages ‘tubed pork’.

There’s nothing wrong with fashion, or rather nothing uniquely and incontrovertably wrong with it, compared to the rest of the bilge of modern life. But, like football and the pop music industry, magic powers are attributed to what is essentially an industry. It doesn’t have magic powers. It should be viewed with knowing suspicion and wry amusement.

PS I was at a party yesterday that involved a model, who naturally spent much of it surrounded by a bevy of queeny homosexuals. She was too vapidly vain to be described as a popsicle, so I’ll compare her instead to tubed pork.

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