The below email gave me a nice little chuckle yesterday afternoon:
so i was doing my daily shopbop.com browsing and i clicked on my favorite designer, alexander wang. his new runway stuff apparently JUST CAME OUT, so i checked it out. always one to be disgusted by these outrageous prices, i came across the alexander wang bike shorts. i think my jaw dropped to the floor when i saw what they were charging. i am so deeply offended that they would charge such an exorbitant number for BIKE SHORTS. i understand that everything on shopbop is expensive and me going on their website constantly does not help my anger. but to see $395 for bike shorts really did it for me. they weren’t even made out of anything special which totally bugs me out! for some reason it really truly offended me and i felt that the only other person that i could vent to was YOU!
When first I saw the price on Wang’s Pseudopants, I assumed they were made from leather, snakeskin, or the tusks of a rare, near-extinct breed of rhinoceri. That wouldn’t excuse paying the $395 pricetag, but at least it’d explain the ludicrous cost. Anything crafted from a mix of standard synthetic fabrics just doesn’t merit a number this illogical.
If I’m paying upwards of $400 for SHORTS, that shit better be drenched in diamond dust a la Madonna’s eyelashes. Not made out of fucking rayon and spandex.
In other news, the Council of Jackhole (excuse me) Fashion Designers of America met yesterday morning at FIT in an attempt to address the dire state of the fashion industry. Does Fashion as we know it have a future in le recession?
My advice to the industry? Stop making $395 bike shorts, you money-grubbing bitches. That might give you a fighting chance.
(Thanks to Jaimie for the excellent rant :)).