The Pantsuits of Yesteryear

Enjoy this fetching new James Lileks vivisection of a vintage 70’s Fredricks of Hollywood catalogue. With plunging satire and swooping prose, it’s sure to guide your eye where it wants to ramble: on the hard-bodied landscapes of retro libertines.

    “DEVASTATING . . . that’s you, in Frederick’s denim pantsuit.” Hmm. Is one required to salute the stitching? Would it be cruel to wonder if the model lost her right arm when the wind picked up and it just snapped right off? Eat something, girl!

    Moving right: the red number is appropriate if you are character in a lyric about the Copacabana nightclub, but otherwise you look someone threw a can of tomatoes on a Converse sneaker.”

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[The Institute of Official Cheer via BoingBoing]