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Awesome. I'm tired of thinking about what to wear.

https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/201 ... s-forever/
I’m here to meet Abigail Glaum-Lathbury, who will give me a jumpsuit she made just for me that I will wear as my only article of clothing for the next three weeks. Abigail is one of two artists who comprise the Rational Dress Society, a collective committed to what the group calls “counter-fashion”—a critique of fashion and capitalism through political dress. Abigail and her partner in counter-fashion, Maura Brewer, have been wearing only jumpsuits for the past three years—to weddings, to job interviews, to teach their classes at art school, and to visit their families over Thanksgiving. Their closets are nearly empty: they each have three jumpsuits, a few jumpsuit-compatible sweaters, workout clothes, pajamas, and underthings—that’s it. They don’t have to buy new clothes or wonder how they’ll look in the culottes that have recently come into fashion. They never have to choose a new outfit because they’ve already picked the one they’ll wear forever.
This will catch on. Mark my words. Mao would approve.
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https://www.jumpsu.it

Definitely this is the next big thing.
The Rational Dress Society is calling on you, dear comrade! Help us Make America Rational Again! For more information about M.A.R.A., please visit www.jumpsu.it/mara

To support our ongoing initiative, Make America Rational Again, visit the America’s on Fire… SALE and buy a limited-edition print or tote bag.
Our mutual value is, for us, the value of our mutual JUMPSUITS.

The philosophers have only interpreted the world, the point is to change it with JUMPSUITS

I may hunt in the morning, fish in the afternoon, and criticize after dinner, all while wearing JUMPSUITS.


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I’m comrade Maura.”

“I’m comrade Abigail. Together, we make JUMPSUIT, the open-source, ungendered monogarment to replace all clothes in perpetuity.”
You go girls, er comrades!! Yeah!!!

Only 150 bucks too! What a bargain!!
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Do they come in camo?
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You could go with the Trixie Mattel look:

WARNING! CANNOT BE UNSEEN!
NSFW:
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You best bury that in Boss Kean's ditch before Boss Shorty finds it on his yard, boy!

Now let's get to work!
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I'm for the fashionable pedestrian airbag:

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Security first! :P

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In case of flood…
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Points for originality and cheekiness. I approve. :D
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And the audience doesn't roar with laughter… :|
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London Fashion Week… Let's look at:
#SuzyLFW Simone Rocha: Focusing On Her Family’s Heritage

The Irish designer looks to her father’s Far East legacy for Oriental influence
Sure:

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https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/suzylfw ... s-heritage

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↑ My impression was more along these lines:

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In the opening post, Heather Radke wrote: Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:47 am The Jumpsuit That Will Replace All Clothes Forever.
Setting aside the Python joke for a moment, what happened to "Diversity is Our Strength"? :P
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That's a horrible attempt at photoshopping. But a funny sentiment, nonetheless. Hillary has absolutely no fashion sense. :P
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xouper wrote: Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:04 pm
In the opening post, Heather Radke wrote: Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:47 am The Jumpsuit That Will Replace All Clothes Forever.
Setting aside the Python joke for a moment, what happened to "Diversity is Our Strength"? :P
Oh I'm sure they believe in diversity, just not that kind of diversity. (Notice that the models they show wearing their jumpsuit are racially diverse.)

They are unreconstructed Marxist-Leninists.
“I’m comrade Maura.”

“I’m comrade Abigail. Together, we make JUMPSUIT, the open-source, ungendered monogarment to replace all clothes in perpetuity.”
I mean, how much more cliche can you get? "Comrade"??
After the group cuts out their sleeves and they begin taking turns at the sewing machines, a woman with a Russian accent emerges from another exhibit and sheepishly asks me, “What is this?” I try to explain that these are artists who make jumpsuits and that this group has gathered in the middle of this famous museum to sew. “Yes, but why are they playing the Soviet national anthem?” she asks. I’m not quite sure how to answer. Maura and Abigail offer the aesthetic of “the worker” with unrestrained delight, but it seems suddenly tone-deaf in the presence of a woman who has presumably grown up in the shadow of Stalin. The Rational Dress Society’s critique of choice is meant to be a critique of American late-stage capitalism. But the aesthetics of that critique seem to hearken back to a time and a place ruled by a different tyranny: one of scarcity and political oppression.
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It is a speed suit:



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Anaxagoras wrote: Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:16 am
xouper wrote: Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:04 pm
In the opening post, Heather Radke wrote: Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:47 am The Jumpsuit That Will Replace All Clothes Forever.
Setting aside the Python joke for a moment, what happened to "Diversity is Our Strength"? :P
Oh I'm sure they believe in diversity, just not that kind of diversity.
Bingo.

Only officially approved diversity is allowed.

That was the point I was alluding to.

All other kinds of diversity are to be excluded, shunned, shamed, beaten up, hounded, fired, shouted down, censored, and your Kool Kids card revoked, etc.
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I like this dress better:

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Speaking of who wore it better:

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More "Who Wore It Better" (4:27)




Some are better than others, obviously. I would have left half of them out.
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https://pjmedia.com/trending/chanel-deb ... p-for-men/
"Boy de Chanel" is a new makeup line from Chanel. It includes tinted moisturizer, moisturizing lip balm, and an eyebrow pencil. Oh, and it’s exclusively for men. “Beauty is about style,” the press release reads. “It knows no gender.” This is excellent news for Chanel — and any other companies marketing makeup to men — because now they can make even more money. Less good news for men, since now they, too, must apparently spend hours in front of the mirror getting ready in the morning.

All of this is great for feminists, who’ve been arguing for a while now that there is no such thing as gender. Lisa Wade, a sociology professor at Occidental College, says, “Gender is all about maintaining the idea that men and women are different. Anything that we do that undermines distinction (sic) is a real threat to male superiority.” So men wearing makeup would be good for feminism because it would undermine “male superiority” — presumably by making men look ridiculous, which would cause people to laugh at them, which would make them feel inferior, and... death to the patriarchy.
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The image says Getty Images, which means it's a stock photo. Probably not an actual image that Chanel is using to market makeup to men.

ETA:
https://www.chanel.com/us/makeup/makeup-for-men/

It says they are introducing it in South Korea first.

https://wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-sc ... 202775531/
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Here's one article about the trend

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4552761

ETA: Although I'm not a fan of makeup for men, I just wanted to point out that the stock image used in that PJ Media article isn't really an accurate reflection of what "makeup for men" is supposed to look like. Even if a woman wore makeup like that, I think most people would say she is overdoing it. On a man it looks even more ridiculous (unless he's a drag queen). Although it's a silly trend, I think they deliberately chose that image to make it look even sillier.
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Nothing like classic businesswear:

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↑ You prefer the modern version?

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Photo by Niny Leen.
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Under the ever popular heading of "Who Wore it Better":



Yes, that's the official twitter account for Bed Bath and Beyond.

(I assume it goes without saying who the guy is?)
Spoiler:
Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performing at the Super Bowl.
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At least she won't slap anybody. :twisted:
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$5000 and it doesn't even have sleeves? :notsure:
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Anaxagoras wrote: Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:57 am $5000 and it doesn't even have sleeves? :notsure:
You want to corrupt that awesome purity of this design with mundane sleeves?!? Retrograde! :x
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Latest London Fashion Week ("Spring 2020"):

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Could also go in the "Now they're just fucking with us thread" although I think that "high fashion" has been trolling us for a long time already. :D
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↑ Indeed, but what do they get out of it? Fame?
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The lulz?

Also, like trolling, it seems you have to do or say something outrageous to even be noticed these days. That may be why some people troll. Because nobody notices or cares if you just say something reasonable and non-controversial. There's probably something similar in fashion.
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What's the disconnect? Just like any other form of art, sometimes fashion is intended to shock us or tweak our noses. You could call it "trolling" but isn't that like complaining that a fish is wet?
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Let's hear it from the NYT: Why We Cover High Fashion.

The technicalities:
Quick crib sheet: haute couture (or let’s just call it “couture” for simplicity’s sake) is a twice-yearly five-day show fiesta in Paris where a select handful of brands produce hand-made-to-order garments that cost approximately $10,000 to $100,000 a piece. Yes, you read that right.

To qualify as a couture house, which is an official designation like champagne, a brand must maintain an atelier of a certain number of artisans full time and produce a specific number of garments twice a year for a show. There are only a very few that can fulfill the requirements, including Chanel, Dior and Valentino. A lot have dropped out over the years (Balmain, Versace, Saint Laurent), and the governing organization that adjudicates this has relaxed some of its rules to admit younger, less resourced or guest designers, like Iris van Herpen and Guo Pei, who made Rihanna’s Met Gala sunny-side-up egg cape.
And the Higher Reasons©:
It’s about using this particular craft form as a wormhole into what’s going on in the world. The gowns themselves may not seem that relevant (especially when they reimagine a woman as, say, a lavender bush). But the issues they raise are.

Like, for example, the fact that to a certain extent any women’s wear collection, at any level, should be a treatise on female identity at that particular moment in time. At least if it’s any good. That’s why Karl Lagerfeld made his Chanel bride wear the pants last January, not the corseted meringue; why at Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri paid homage to Leonor Fini, an early 20th century Surrealist (I don’t think anyone would dispute the surreal nature of our current era); why at Givenchy, Clare Waight Keller protected gowns dripping in silver fringe with military greatcoats.

Like the fact that the mostly French gatekeepers of couture, the most rigid of fashion sectors, have increasingly lowered barriers to entry to woo and admit designers from China, Lebanon and Russia. Fashion is acknowledging the value of porous borders, even as its Western European home grows more skittish about them.

Like the fact that this is as good a way as any to talk about the current tension between the handmade and human (and historical) and the technological. It’s the fashion equivalent of reading books versus watching YouTube.
And you better believe it. :mrgreen: