Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Fashion is Important: Throttled Models Edition

We've all seen models on the catwalk and simply wanted to wring their necks for looking so irritating, dead-eyed, and entitled. We're only human. But who knew that fashion designers often want the same thing, of their models? (I mean, we assumed, but we didn't know.)

Well, French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac made it official yesterday at Paris Fashion Week while unveiling his Fall/Winter 2011-12 collection: he wants his models throttled. Fabulously. He's not necessarily suggesting model murder. No, stop assuming the worst. He's only suggesting that women look better--indeed, they feel better--when they have a pair of sleek, reassuring hands surprising them from behind and gripping their neck parts to make sure their heads are on straight. But who can afford to hire someone to perform that service all day? Starving models, but who else? Not my lady friends. This is why de Castelbajac introduced this new clothing item, which he has probably called "The Literal Choker (No Really)," in honor of International Women's Day.

This new neck wrap will be a big hit in America in a few years when it trickles down to Target, though they'll have to make larger sizes because we've got big necks and sausage fingers. But that's fine; just more surface area for bedazzling.

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