Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your… Menswear?!?

Jan 21, 2012Fashion
Vivienne Westwood gave us the poor thing.

The New Colossus

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!  – Emma Lazarus 1883

Who would have thunk that these beautiful, prolific words would one day come to represent the menswear fashion shows in Europe circa Fall ’12?

Jean Paul Galtier gave us the tired.
Adam Kimmel gave us a hudled mass person.
Umit Benan gave us the homeless quotient.
And Nicola Formichetti for Mugler gave us… Dracula? Ugh, he is sooo off message.
And then of course there is Thom Browne who can represent the wretched refuse thing.

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