Joan Collins called: She wants her shoulder pads back
Fashion Week is underway in New York City, and all I can say is, holy terror on the runway. In place of where the models' bony shoulders should be, huge mounds of foam are perched and hidden beneath some very expensive fabric. Shoulder pads are back.
In the name of all that is good and wearable, ladies, I beg of you: Stand up and unite against this horrid '80s trend. Have we learned nothing from fashion's ugliest decade? We put away our Aqua Net hairspray, said goodbye to Dynasty-inspired blouses and sky-high bangs. We rid our wardrobes of Swatch watches, scrunchies and acid-wash jeans. Okay, so we've let leggings and skinny jeans creep back in, and maybe we'll paint our nails neon colors this spring.
Write your legislators. Tell them that Miss Sixty, Diane von Furstenberg, Herve Leger, BCBG, Jason Wu, Nicole Miller and Alexander Wang have all gone and lost their minds, and the dear citizens of decent dressing want them set straight ASAP. A fashion bailout, if you will.
"Shoulder pads scare people but remember, runway is a fairy tale," Teen Vogue fashion director Gloria Baume told the Associated Press. "Now we have to figure out how to make it real."
Or, hmm, how 'bout we figure out how to make shoulder pads -- the design disaster that I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy, no matter how lacking in square proportions her shoulders may be -- go away FOREVER!
~ Deal Diva Colleen
(Photos: Miss Sixty designs, captured by the AP)