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bonne maniére

In Current Obsession, Fashion on March 17, 2010 at 10:51 am

photo: Garance Doré

First came the mustached clogs. Now its this duffle bag basking in its tacky, grotesque glory. Does marc need a reminder lesson on des bonnes maniéres? It’s quite perverse actually. Making a total mockery out of artisans who practice exquisite leather workmanship for a living and those who take fashion way too seriously. Fashion has not always doted on beautiful things; it also obsesses over the provocative, the intriguing, and apparently the ugly. But is the fashion industry getting too comfortable with itself? Is it so secure in itself that it feels like it can wear mom jeans to the oscar’s? I know what my mother will say. It needs another lesson on bonnes maniéres.

But as a person who practices maniéres terribles and enjoys making awkward situations for the perverse joy of watching others squirm uncomfortably, i am being a total hypocrite.