Tuesday, 18 February 2014
The Most extraordinary Fashion show ever - from 1972. Shocking really.
I love fashion - and I have been to some fashion shows in the past. They are quite fun really.
But this Utube clip takes the biscuit! It is only a few minutes long and was made in 1972. The world was sinking into a moral abyss by this date - abortion, birth control etc, were by now legal in most of the Western nations. It was a turbulent period after the outright rejection of Humanae Vitae - the famous encylcal banning "the Pill". The encyclical was right of course, but took way too long to produce - 4-5 years of endless consultation and dialogue.
It is both shocking and magnificent in a macabre way - it is quite spooky and scary.
Some of the clothes are magnificent but the message they convey is possibly not a good one. I don't think it is a good meaning.
I think it is outrageous really, but I did enjoy watching it.