Oddly Enough Blog, Reuters (December 29, 2009)
"Readers say to me, 'Bob, I know you cover crap fashion better than anybody. Are all dumb fashion creations equally bad, or is there an actual bottom of the barrel?'
"My answer is, while we probably haven't seen the bottom of the barrel yet, some stupid creations are certainly worse than others.
"For one thing, you have to give designers credit if they are able to convey that they have absolutely no respect for women and are willing to degrade them in public. Surely that's worth something!
"So here is my 10 worst list for women in 2009...."
I've already posted micro-reviews about some of these, like "The pipes, the pipes are calling…." Here, though, you have the top ten worst women's fashions for 2009, in the opinion of the Oddly Enough blogger. He could be right - although, as he concedes, he hasn't reached the bottom of the barrel.
I see his point. Just when you think it can't get any worse - like the collection that looked like a "skankfest of zombies" (October 13, 2009), out come models with plastic piping coming out of their heads. (November 3, 2009)
It's Robert Besler's blog, so I won't contest his choice of the worst this year. But the choice must have been difficult. Particularly since one of the designers had apparently gone dumpster-diving in search of materials. His models looked like they were wearing garbage. Maybe they were. (March 17, 2009)
- "More Weird - and "Relevant" - Fashions"
(November 18, 2009)
- "Invasion of the Pipe People: High Fashion Goes Tubular"
(November 3, 2009)
- "An Idea Whose Time Has Come? Fashion Police Dogs - and Wolverines"
(October 19, 2009)
- "Paris Fashions: Yes, They're Supposed to Look Like That"
(October 13, 2009)
- "More High Fashion: Blindfolds on the Models?!"
(August 1, 2009)
- "Sustainable High Fashion?"
(March 17, 2009)