Thursday, September 19, 2013

Fashion Week Faux Pas: Plastic Surgery "Fashion" Shows


Fashion Week is a magical time. It sets the trends for the upcoming seasons, inspires style for everyone, and has an amazing amount of power over the fashion world.

Ridiculously enough, this year, a plastic surgeon set up a runway next to the tents at Lincoln Center to stage a show of his "designs" (I'm using the term very loosely). Yes that's right. I'm talking about actual human beings. The show was called Faces of Beauty and actually featured 50 (!!!!) of the doctor's former patients. The people in the show strutted their [new] stuff while photos of their former noses, foreheads, and chins were on full display behind them.

A quote from the surgeon? “There are lot of trends out there. One is the clothes you wear. Another is the face and body you wear. Just like Ralph Lauren introduces his new line, what I am introducing is aesthetically pleasing plastic surgery.”

Well, it's not really the same. Unless you consider flesh to be in the same category as silk and cotton.

And I don't.

Now, I totally understand that there are some people who get plastic surgery simply to feel better about themselves, or to fix something like a birth defect. And I really don't have a problem with people getting a little work done.  What I have a problem with is the fact that a doctor is literally comparing it to clothing.

He even has the trends for next year all sorted out--apparently his show will focus on breast implants, rather than just the face.

I don't even know what to say. People like this are the reason why women feel so insecure and get unnecessary surgery.

I seriously cannot believe that this went on. The name of the surgeon has not been released (apparently, he doesn't seek the fame that other "designers" strive for). But I'm pretty sure that if the name gets around, he'll be dealing with a lot of pissed off people. And maybe I'll do a little surgery on him.

That is all.

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