Ah, vicarious haute couture! The video snippets of flashy models prancing down the runway fly by faster than my whacked visual cortex can process, but the sound bites of celebrity designers prattling about their big ideas — that gives a blind flaneur something to work with. That’s gravitas. Think of these little gems as zircons of the zeitgeist.
France 24’s report on Day 2 of Paris Fashion Week is a case in point. It drops more clichés in a minute thirty than I can grasp in a day. When I get more time I’ll quote a few, and maybe someone out there on Fashionista Street will help me identify the talking heads responsible for the prattle behind the prance.