Living: TheTheater of Fashion

Suiting up or standing pat, high style holds center stage hatisthiswaitaminuteldon'tget-itexplainthistome."

Shock. Amazement. And a nice side order of hauteur. Disorientation at first: Where's the runway? How about the front-row seat? No music? No lights? And ... no ... models?

Then it all begins to settle in. Videotape, what do you mean, videotape? Is this the show? This is the show?

Disbelief edges closer to disdain. No models. Mannequins. Metal mannequins with plastic hips. And no heads! Unbelievable. Now try it again, slower.

"What is this? Wait a minute, I don't get it. Explain this...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!