Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Fashion is Funny?

Fashion is learning to laugh at itself.

Stereo-typically in movies and TV shows, the fashionista is always the serious one, the snotty one, the uptight one. Posh Spice was called that for a reason. I mean The Devil Wears Prada is a good example, and remember how awful Olivia Palermo was portrayed in The City? (Although that one may have more truth to it, I'm not sure)

Lately I've been finding though, that fashion is all too ready to laugh at itself. Just look at the buzz surrounding a possible Zoolander sequel. (Hansel is so hot right now) People are literally losing their minds in anticipation. And even in the first Zoolander, the amount of models, designers, actors and musicians associated with fashion that had cameos in that movie is ridiculous. VICTORIA BECKHAM IS IN THAT MOVIE.

And of course everyone has seen The Platform's HILARIOUS take on "fashion girls", P'Trique. If you haven't seen the videos I really suggest you go watch all of them right now. If you're like me, you'll be dying because P'Trique gets it so right. And just like in Zoolander, there are a TON of fashion "insiders" all too willing to poke fun at themselves and play along with P'Trique. They even made a funny video full of fashion insiders to announce Charlotte Free as the new face of Maybelline New York. (#TopChicret)

Even designers are getting in on the action when it comes to making fashion funny. With outlets like twitter, designers can tweet some pretty profoundly hilarious stuff. Roberto Cavalli stands out in my mind as one of the funniest tweeters. And Karl Lagerfeld always delivers some hysterical gems in interviews. Anna Wintour even went on the Colbert Report, matching and even exceeding wits with Stephen Colbert. 

The fashion industry seems to have reached a point where it doesn't mind becoming a parody of itself. And I for one, think it's great. Everyone needs to laugh at themselves once in a while, why should fashion be any different? 

Check out P'Trique go head to head with Anna. (#TotesAmaze)

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