March 10, 2003


Further proof that the most formidable males in France are its fashion designers: Jean-Paul Gaultier (this is the guy who put the pointy metal bra on Madonna, if you care) had PETA anti-fur demonstrators carried off his fashion show stage wrapped in fur coats.

I really don't have anything to add to that, except to say that one way to get the French to pull their heads out of their derrieres re Iraq might be to play up the tackiness of the design of Saddam Hussein's many palaces. Or at least it would get the French fashion industry after him. Those people are dangerous.

(Via Rita.)

Posted by Andrea Harris at March 10, 2003 11:05 AM

Thanks for the link! That story cracked us up...maybe we'll see more of the same now.

Posted by: Rita at March 10, 2003 at 11:28 AM

There was a joke on SNL a few years back. A union of French chefs were on strike, and they started demonstrating in the streets. When they pelted the riot cops with eggs, the cops were said to respond by putting ketchup on them.

Posted by: Sean Kirby at March 10, 2003 at 01:21 PM

Brilliant. There's a huge PETA billboard in Cincinnati along I-75 with the message "Just say NO to pot roast." And every single time I see it, no matter what else I was thinking about, all I can think is, "Mmmmm...pot roast. That would be really tasty." Maybe they need to re-evaluate their tactics.

Posted by: Kerry at March 10, 2003 at 01:30 PM

Eeeks, it's a new meme. Not only did Saddam take money from his country, but GOD, he spent it so BADLY. I was thinking just the same thing a day or two ago.

Posted by: Janis Gore at March 10, 2003 at 02:39 PM

"Moos also suspects it's an inside job.

"The security is far too tight for anyone to just sneak in. Maybe they have connections with someone who works for the companies. It could even be another photographer." "

Hmmmm.... Deliberately set-up publicity stunt? It sure got me to pay more attention to a fashion show than I usually do (which is none.)

Posted by: ralph phelan at March 11, 2003 at 11:43 AM

Until now, I have never had any real respect for fashion designers (even if it was a setup).

Posted by: Ken Summers at March 11, 2003 at 04:57 PM