Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Blatant Sexism in the Fashion Industry ?
I was reading the news the other day and came across something quite disturbing. I found this review about Fashion week in Washington DC. Now this is from a reputable source so please don't think that I am making this up. But it seems that along with all the other silly looking fashion lines coming out this year there is one from Ukrainian designer Aleksey Zalevskiy which claims to be "dog inspired" Yes you read that correctly, Dog inspired. This line goes as far as featuring models with dog muzzles and even lamp shade cone heads on... you know the ones that dogs have to wear after surgery to keep them from licking themselves.
I have a little problem with this. Ladies if you don't stand up for your gender and denounce this as complete crap I may start to lose respect for you. Are you kidding me that a fashion designer was actually bold enough to get models to walk down the runway wearing clothing that debases females in such a blatant manner and portrays them as less than human? I am almost shocked that the models agreed to do it...however we are talking about fashion models who don't have the most stellar intellectual reputation in the first place but I digress. Where is PETA on this one? Where is Gloria Steinem? Oh yeah she is too busy sticking her foot in her mouth while campaigning for Hillary. Where is Michael Vick? Where is the outrage from anyone with any common sense?
What is next? How much more blatant does sexism have to get? Do they have to come out with a clothing line that emphasises barefoot and pregnant women and accessorizes with frying pans and laundry baskets? Are we as a society regressing here folks? Yeesh.
Please tell me if I am off base here but I think some outrage is deserved on this one.