Politics: Robin Givhan snarking about somebody's fashion after wearing this to the CFDA 2004 Awards is highly amusing.
|"The wife wore a strawberry-pink tweed suit with taupe pumps and pearls, which alone would not have been particularly remarkable, but alongside the nostalgic costuming of the children, the overall effect was of self-consciously crafted perfection. The children, of course, are innocents. They are dressed by their parents. And through their clothes choices, the parents have created the kind of honeyed faultlessness that jams mailboxes every December when personalized Christmas cards arrive bringing greetings "to you and yours" from the Blake family or the Joneses. Everyone looks freshly scrubbed and adorable, just like they have stepped from a Currier & Ives landscape.
In a time when most children are dressed in Gap Kids and retailers of similar price-point and modernity, the parents put young master Jack in an ensemble that calls to mind John F. "John-John" Kennedy Jr.
Separate the child from the clothes, which do not acknowledge trends, popular culture or the passing of time. They are not classic; they are old-fashioned. These clothes are Old World, old money and a cut above the light-up/shoe-buying hoi polloi."|
I ever get nominated for anything and I show up with my family in Gap clothes or some similar mall rat fashion, that alone would disqualify me from consideration. They can't attack the guy's career, so let loose the fashion police to smear his family. Classy.
|"....but alongside the nostalgic costuming of the children, the overall effect was of self-consciously crafted perfection."'|
Otherwise known as Sunday church goers! Forget the catwalks of Milan, you want to see fashion wars and perfection on display, head to a black church.