Thursday, February 10, 2005
No one should be surprised a celebrity would hold a runway show at fashion week, a venue typically reserved for top designers, said Simon Doonan, creative director at top New York fashion retailer Barney's.
"We've only ourselves to blame because we've given celebrities these deranged feelings of omnipotence," he said. "She'll be doing brain surgery next."
And it's one more nail in the coffin of what Fashion Week in New York once was, he added.
"Every fashion show is like some gigantic mind-blowing movie premiere. The original sense that it's a trade show has evaporated completely," Doonan said.
My comment: I didn't realize it was that small a leap from fashion design to brain surgery!