no one could believe their eyes
it was if the likes of this
had never happened before
two people arrived
wearing almost the same thing
same colour same garments
claiming they didn’t know
what each other was planning to wear
they didn’t go to the same designers
they didn’t plan to arrive
within minutes of each other
they aren’t sleeping together
they didn’t have the same ideas
at the same time
they aren’t embarrassed at all
to pull attention for the others
isn’t not a sin
to be so similar
isn’t all it’s cracked up to be anyway
no they’ve never met before now
they aren’t interested in meeting
or being photographed together
different lives styles
absolutely nothing in common
please stop using our names
in the same sentence
we don’t agree on anything
except of course
these coincidentally similar outfits
I watch Project Runway in all its variations. If I never see another pencil skirt come down the runway I’ll be fine. The push on this show is to be fashion forward, create new silhouettes, innovation. For women. Rarely is the challenge to make something fashion forward for men. In fact the few times men’s wear has been asked for the designers have panicked at thought of making pants.
Oddly several of 227 Rules for Monks deal directly with fashion, cloth, & who can actually make your clothes. Some will only wear Lacroix – just kidding. But to be honest even with minor variations I couldn’t tell one monk’s robes from the next. It a uniform of conformity & utility. Which is what all clothing is intended to be.
We live in a culture where personality is easily defined, displayed and promoted with fashion. Even non-conformists wear uniforms – if your don’t dress to fit in with the people who dress not to fit in, you’ll never fit in. Clothes define class, elitism, race, weather.
This piece springs from a real incident in which two female semi-celebs arrived separately at an event dressed identically. If it weren’t for hairstyles they could have been twins. Once it was clear neither knew what the other was wearing they were brought together on camera, I guess I hopes of seeing would be the most embarrassed. The semi-star who was the lesser of the two killed themselves the next day out of shame – just joking.
No one sought out & brought together the dozen of male stars who showed up in nearly identically banal tuxes. Though one man was singled out for being a little outré for his lack of a neck tie. I can’t remember the last time I wore a neck tie 🙂 But if you show up wearing the same outfit I’m wearing it’s not an embarrassment merely proof of your taste.
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