Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by StockwellDay, Oct 18, 2006.
I went by Saks and saw them today.
They take up the uptown half of the 5th Ave frontage.
The overall effect is curious.
The photos in each window are behind dummies made up with an approximation of the subject's clothes. Copy on the windows indicates the makers of the dummies' garments.
The window copy indicates that the Sartorialist is only concerned with how fashion industry people dress, although we know he can find interestingly dressed people in many other situations. None are well known, at least to junior sartorialist -- other than Michael Bastian.
The subjects have their inimiable style. The dummies, even when dressed in close copies of the photographed clothing, are just dummies, and further lacking that final detail -- the perfectly peaked lapel, or the inimitably striped shirt -- that made the subject a candidate for The Sartorilist's camera in the first place. Calling all wannabees! Calling all wannabees! A department store creates shop windows to show that, ultimately, true style cannot be purchased.
EDIT: My 1,000th post.
Very interesting. Thanks for the link.
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