Friday, February 20, 2009

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK HAD ALWAYS BROUGHT OUT THE BEST OF WHAT WE USED TO CALL "SOCIETY" BUT SOMEHOW FASHION HAS BEEN DEMOCRATIZED INTO 20 SOMETHINGS WHO EITHER HAPPEN TO BE TRUST FUND BABIES--CHILDREN OF ENTERTAINERS OR JUST FAMOUS FOLK OR APPARENTLY SOME WHO ARE JUST FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS AND HAVING FAMOUSLY BED TASTE----WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE LIKES OF BABE PALEY--GLORIA GUINESS--NAN KEMPNER--SAO SCHLUMBERGER--THESE WERE WOMEN WHO EITHER MARRIED WELL AND CAME FROM SUBSTANCE AND THEY KNEW HOW TO SPEND AND WHAT TO BUY AND THEY DIDNT NEED STYLISTS----THEY IN FACT HAD STYLE AND TASTE ---THEY KNEW WHAT TO WEAR WHAT JEWELRY TO BUY WHERE TO GO ---WHAT DO WE HAVE NOW ???NOTHING LIKE THAT MORE WANNABES THAN REAL McCOYS ----THE PROBLEM IS THAT FASHION WANTS TO BE YOUNGER AND THEY TRY BUT THE FACT IS THAT THERE ARE TOO FEW YOUNG WOMEN WHO CAN AFFORS TO BUY THE CLOTHES THAT COPME CAREENING DOWN THE RUNWAY ---IN TIMES GONE BY THOSE LADIES BOUGHT IT-- WORE IT-- SOLD IT BETTER THAN ANY STORE --NOW KIDS TRY TO LOOK GROWN UP WHEN FEW MANAGE TO SHED THEIR YOUTH