Would fashion week attendees pretend to know about made-up designers? Yes


Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2013/09/13/would-fashion-week-attendees-p.html


George Costanza is completely overrated. I personally prefer Art Vandelay.


And you want to be my latex salesman.


Dave Hill’s been doing this for ages. (go to 1:20)


So kind of a lot of tech journalists discussing the finer points of Apple, Google and Samsung.


Teach your children: It’s okay to not know absolutely everything about your fandom. In fact, learning about new stuff is more fun than being the person who knows it all first/already.


It feels kind of cheap to go after fashion designers for being a bit mental and snobbish. It’s kind of like sneaking into a Republican Convention and trying to get people to admit they have crazy ideas about guns.


They’re easy targets, no doubt about that - But the point is that these idiots have too much influence as it is, and exposing their smug stupidity IS a public service.


That’s probably one of the first times that the words “cheap” and “fashion designers” have been used in the same sentence together.


That’s fun too.


I take it you don’t watch The Daily Show. Stewart & Co. have hardly backed away from all those issues.

And right-wing satirists make fun of the left all the time, they just aren’t very good at it.


You should watch the Daily Show sometime.


And I’m seconds too late!


I watch clips online when friends send stuff to me- they can be quite funny, for sure, but there’s still a clear “don’t bite the hand that feeds you” vibe going on, which I totally get. It’s a gigantic show on the biggest entertainment conglomerate in the world; they can only go so far before risking alienating their fan base.

And the Daily Show is one, compared to the hundreds on the other side. I get that right-wingers try to make fun of the left and fail miserably… I just regret that our society is so fractured at this point that it’s all about picking a side and then trashing the other side, rather than being honest about ourselves…


By anyone not employed by one.


I admit I haven’t watched the video but this seems a bit unfair. I’d wager most Fasion Week attendees are in the industry, an industry where social status and being in the know is very important. So they would have a legitimate financial motive to bluff.

That’s what makes this different than the earlier ‘experiment’ on Coachella attendees.


So important even imaginary designers are know!


Dude in yellow was WORKING that uniboot.


OMG! Let’s talk about shoes!


The craziest idea about guns I heard is that taking them from lawful citizens will somehow make criminals give them up.