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our clothes are boring and we’re overweight, says mcfadden

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Designer Mary McFadden, who dressed Jacqueline Onassis and Diana Vreeland and is credited as the originator of the modern-day goddess dress, thinks fashion today is utilitarian, indistinct, and cheap. Oh, and we’re also fat.

Rochas is back! A global licensing deal with Italian company Gibo SpA means the once-shuttered label will show its first collection since 2006 this spring. Make way for the next Olivier Theyskens.

David Duchovny is out of sex-addiction boot camp. As this statement is funny enough on its own, we’re leaving it as is.

Photo: CHANCE YEH/PatrickMcMullan.com

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  1. S_Fentem says:

    Oh, please. I’m all for beautiful clothing, but honestly, Ms. Mcfadden, not everyone can afford (or stand) to wear silk gowns every day. Special clothes that double as pieces of art have their place, but so do clothes for people with lives and, you know, mortgages. Why must fashion be so polarizing? Is it possible to have the extrodinary along with the functional?

    Also, the comment about how she didn’t see any thin people (in the article after the link) on the street sort of reeked of ‘janis dickenson modeling agency”. Maybe the comments were taken out of context (or maybe she was sitting outside of a ponderosa?), but I have a feeling if I had read the article when I was younger it would have made me feel very bad about myself. Comments like, “the only thin person i saw was anorexic” are toxic to girls that are still struggling with their body images.

  2. S_Fentem says:

    Oh, please. I’m all for beautiful clothing, but honestly, Ms. Mcfadden, not everyone can afford (or stand) to wear silk gowns every day. Special clothes that double as pieces of art have their place, but so do clothes for people with lives and, you know, mortgages. Why must fashion be so polarizing? Is it possible to have the extrodinary along with the functional?

    Also, the comment about how she didn’t see any thin people (in the article after the link) on the street sort of reeked of ‘janis dickenson modeling agency”. Maybe the comments were taken out of context (or maybe she was sitting outside of a ponderosa?), but I have a feeling if I had read the article when I was younger it would have made me feel very bad about myself. Comments like, “the only thin person i saw was anorexic” are toxic to girls that are still struggling with their body images.

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