Fashion Roadkill of the Day: Vol 46
It's only February and already so many people have broken their resolutions not to wear leather pants in public. A pair of leather pants is like that ex-lover you keep going back to even though you know too well they're no good for you. One alluring whiff of that unmistakable premium cowhide and before you know it, all the rest of your clothes are thrown aside.
Doesn't the thrill of flouting all the fashion rules make you feel baaaaad (but in a good way)? A studded strap and comfy Mary-Janes...my goodness that's the most perverted thing I've seen you do yet.
This sort of temporary gratification is ok if you know your boundaries. But when your shoulders and knees start feeling embarrassed for you, I think it's time for friends to stage an intervention.
Once you've past a certain age, certain liberties are no longer for taking. Just accept that things have changed. You've grown a little older, a little wiser...also a little taller.
In the clear unobscured light of day, it is painfully obvious that the leather of yesteryear no longer meets your princely and sophisticated needs. It exited ungracefully sometime in the late 1980s, together with shoulderpads and a skintight fit around your legs. The only time you should ever encounter it is in highly circumspect circumstances. I don't know what sort of business transaction is going on here but I'll wager it involves talcum powder of merchantable quantity.
Another site to visit: The Museum at FIT - The first exhibition to examine the multi-faceted career of Lucien Lelong will open at the Fashion Institute of Technology on February 28, 2006.