I think there may also be a sort of selection bias occurring here since "fashion" demands a certain financial commitment in order to acquire pieces. Secondly "beautiful" women (the "very thin, very alluring women") are more likely to be photographed simply because it is what "we" as a society desire. This is something that has been discussed to death and doesn't seem likely to change any time soon. I am also not sure that the sexual nature of this, as well as the other thread, can be completely removed either, unless we were to simply post pictures of clothes hanging on clothes hangers. I think we would all agree that the thread is not simply about clothes, but rather about the interaction between garment and wearer.
On a different note, I'd like to say that although I enjoy the more discussion based atmosphere of this thread, I think it necessary to continue to post in the other thread if only to keep this thread from being an excercise in intellectual masturbation. If this thread represents the anti-mainstream, then I feel it is irresponsible not to confront the mainstream and expose people to new values and ideas.