I Love Paris In The Springtime

Jun 29, 2009People We Lerve

It is most fitting that the Paris men’s fashion shows are staged while in New York City, Gay Pride is in full regalia. Sunday, while the androgynous models sauntered down the runway, the few nelly customers that will likely buy the Manzie looks were sashaying down Fifth Avenue in all their Sasha Fierceness. I did notice however, that Manzies were everywhere in New York both on and off the gay runway. So now, I have officially changed the name of Gay Pride to “Manzies and Tranzies and Bears…Oh My!!!” Though I liked much in most collections that were shown on Sunday…naturally…because designers just can’t help themselves, there were some doozies. Hence I give thee, what you will be seeing Manzies wearing next summer, while waltzing down Fifth Avenue.

Here's a simple look that's easy for any androgynous thing to put togethr 1-2-3.

Here's a simple look from Balmain that's easy for any androgynous thing to put together 1-2-3.

This butch ensemble is what a Manzie should wear to a garden party or the the Kentucky Derby...but this just needs a lovely oversized straw hat.

This butch ensemble by Damir Doma (I mean...who?!?) is what a Manzie should wear to a garden party or the the Kentucky Derby...but this just needs a lovely over-sized, straw hat.

Clearly, Damir Doma got the Gina Lolobrigida memo.

Clearly, Damir Doma got the Gina Lollobrigida memo.

And got carried away. This is like Zoro the Gay Blade.

And got carried away. This is like Zorro the Gay Blade.

Damir...just stop. This outfit is not it.

Damir...just stop. This outfit is never getting into a store and nor do you sell fragrance...so what were you thinking?

This Dior number is great...only probem is he was in the middle of a dye job and ran out of the stylist's chair and forgt to tke of that schmateh.

This Dior number is great...only problem is he was in the middle of a dye job and ran out of the stylist's chair and forgot to take of that schmateh.

I'm not one for rehashing old jokes...but...Dr. Manzie, I presume?

I'm not one for rehashing old jokes...but...Dr. Manzie, I presume?

Dunhill should stick to lighters and tie clips. We don't need more Manzie distribution.

Dunhill should stick to selling lighters and tie clips. We don't need more Manzie distribution.

Kenzo cracked corn and I don't care.

Kenzo cracked corn and I don't care. Kenzo cracked corn and I don't care...

How's this for some Little Lord Fauntleroy nonsense.

How's this for some Little Lord Fauntleroy nonsense.

I happened to like the Lanvin sow but naturally, as aforementioned, the designed couldn't help himslef and showed a leather mink culotte jumper.

I happened to like the Lanvin show but naturally, as aforementioned, the designer couldn't help himself and showed a leather, mini-culotte set.

I was a stylist in the 70's and we used to shmoogle our clothes in a ball and put it under the mattress for a week and wear it ll wrinkled and fierce. Well, it worked in theory and not in practice the same holds true here on this Viktor and Rolf suit.

I was a stylist in the 70's and we used to shmoogle our clothes in a ball and put it under the mattress for a week and wear them all wrinkled and fierce. Well, it worked in theory and not in practice then and the same holds true today as seen here on this Viktor and Rolf suit.

Even Paul Smith got the Gina Lollobrigida memo. This extreme version is literally head to to.

Even Paul Smith got the Gina Lollobrigida memo. This extreme version is head to toe, literally.

Everybody was Kung-Fu fighting. Those cats were fast as lightning.

Everybody was Kung-Fu fighting. Da da da da da da da da da.

In fact it was a little bit frightning. Da da da da da da da da. (Ann Demulemsiter's favorite song.)

Those cats were fast as lightning. Da da da da da da da da da.

    In fact it was a little bit frighting. Da da da da da da da da. (Ann Demeulemeester's favorite song.)

In fact it was a little bit frighting. Da da da da da da da da da. (Kung Fu Fighting must have been Ann Demeulemeester's inspiration song for the season, an homage to David Carradine.)

And now for the piest de resistance of the Srping '10 season. I give you Bernhard Willhelm. I know he is oen fo the "bad boy of fashion" but all I can say here is...well...nothing. I want to see every editor walk around in one of these get ups in the tents in NYC in September. Yeah girl, be the first!

And now for the pièce de résistance of the Spring '10 season. I give you Bernhard Willhelm. I know he is one of the "bad boys of fashion" but all I can say here is...well...nothing. I want to see every editor walk around in one of these get ups in the tents in NYC in September. Yeah girl, be the first!

I want whatever they are on. I'm a blast at art parties that turn nto fashion presentations. Especially on drugs.

I want whatever they are on. I'm a blast at art parties that turn into fashion presentations. Especially on drugs.

The Brothers Grimm...literally.

The Brothers Grimm...literally.

Ok, I'll taek this in every color way. It's what the Bedoins would wear, only the Bedoins didn't have drugs.

Ok, I'll take this in every color way. It's what the Bedouins would wear, only the Bedouins didn't have drugs.

And finally, as France is about to ouotlaw the Burka, come a whole collection insprired by Burkas. I guess that law only appoies to Muslim women. Those gals can't catch a break.

And finally, as France is about to outlaw the Burka, comes a collection inspired by Burkas. Go figure. I guess that new law only applies to Muslim women. Gosh, those gals can't catch a break.

Yes I'm serious about this Burka thing. I Mean...what?!? does not lie. You will always get a straight answer here.

Yes, I am serious about this Burka thing.

Please…

9 Responses to “I Love Paris In The Springtime”

  1. Ericka says:

    I would LOVE to know what these models think when forced to wear these things. Sure, some of them probably don't care, presumably they get good money. But I'm not sure how much it would take for me to don one of those get ups….

  2. Benita says:

    "Ok, I'll take this in every color way. It's what the Bedouins would wear, only the Bedouins didn't have drugs."

    I'm thinking "deconstructed Snuffleupagus", myself…

  3. Johno says:

    You're a howl Abe! I mean… What! as well! Nevertheless, the straights have ever been encroaching on what was once — until the'70s — sacred, hallowed, homosexual ground: the right to dress camply. By the '80s already — in Europe especially, particularly Germany — an intarsia-knit sweater of cabbage-roses in turquoise & cerise, 100-pleat foofy Matsuda trousers and a highlighted perm definitely signalled "heterosexual"…

  4. Jonah says:

    so funny! hehehehehehehe

  5. vivian says:

    hilarious…the kung fu fighting series, bernhard wilhelm, bedouins, burkas…..I am crying!!

  6. Marisa says:

    I can't get enough of your Manzie Report. Would you ever consider having a "Manzie Sighting" section on I mean…WHAT?! Where the followers can send in pictures of spotted Manzies and you can comment on these Manzies that roam the streets all over the world…

  7. GJ says:

    Actualy, it was Gaypride in Paris for real! Something to do with trannies on Manhattan ages ago…

  8. the manzie reports are just too funny, I have been crying of laughter in front of my computer

  9. The Manzie reports are hilarious dude! Classic stuff

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