The Paris shows have barely gotten underway and already have not disappointed. Seems like Marc Jacobs has been wearing skirts long enough to have fully inspired designers like Rick Owens and Yohji Yamamoto, who featured more skirts in their Spring collections for men than any collection Jil Sander did for women, when she had her own eponymous line.
SIDEBAR: Now that Jil and Uniqlo have parted ways, perhaps Ms. Sander can figure her way back to regaining control of her name and getting rid of Raf Simons, who besmirched and nellied up the brand, especially this season. Now that women are wearing menswear, we need the original man/woman to take the reigns on the look. Jil Sander to the rescue of Jil Sander. But I digress.
Back to the nelliness that landed on Mars, I mean, Paris. Funny that Louis Vuitton’s collection for men did not show one skirt, kilt or even overly baggie shorts. The statement being that Marc Jacobs would not even wear LV, given the chance, which he is given, plenty. Once again, the adage applies, “Do as I say, not as I do.” The LV collection was great. And before I go on, I want to give a shout out to Adam Kimmel for doing a strong collection. There was only one one-zie this season. Now onto the culotting of menswear and the Manzie Report: Paris.
Rick Owns sees a world where men wear moo-moo gowns like in the Middle East.
A world where Andre Leon Tally becomes the lead style icon.
Where men are free to swish down city streets like their sisters wearing 1970s maxi dresses.
A world that says. "For men, volume is in."
Where no man is asunder. Or at least the dress becomes asunder, as in a two peice set.
Where...oh you get my drift. Now buy this dress.
I'm telling you, it was the whole collection.
And what's with the Woody Woodpecker hair stlying?
And if you buy this, there is some land left in the Poconos that I can get you a good deal on.
I happen to love Yohji Yamamoto, but this seaosn, he went so intellectual, that looking at it made me feel stupid. Look, I loved Yentl, but I would much rather look like Avigdor.
What can I tell you, if yards of black fabric still make you look fat, then this look is not for you. Sorry.
When I mentioned the culotting of menswear, I was not kidding.
I just don't see this taking off. I mean taking off, yes, but selling no.
Maybe I am wrong. Who knows?
Nah, I am right. This guy will never walk down the streets in this ensemble, coupled with the askew up-sided pony tail.
It's like gay Orthodox Jews or something.
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