I find fashion mildly amusing at the best of times, akin to the amusement given by the daily soap-opera parade of celebrities and the dumb things my cats do.
But I'm heartily sick of the myth that fashion designers, especially male ones, are motivated by their 'love of women', this quote from the article being a great example:
In this collection Alexander — Lee — McQueen showed his sensitivity to history, his powers of research, his imagination, his technical skills and his love of women, often misinterpreted or misunderstood, but here evident in every fold and feather.
If fashion designers truly 'loved women', they would spend more of their time thinking about how to design clothes (and shoes) that are
[a] comfortable yet stylish
[b] available to all dress sizes
[c] easy to look after
Since none of the above are true for any of the clothes I see on any catwalks -- or shop racks -- I must deduce that most of the designers are motivated by:
[a] the money
[b] some stupid we're cool and you're not game that still exists in offices & schools worldwide
[c] the money
I have no idea why shops still support stupid designers, and maintain the pretense that most women are size 8-10; I get extremely cranky at sale time, because all of the 'normal' sizes sell out two weeks after the 'fashions' are put on the racks each season, and everything left over is always either dumb-looking or way too small for anyone except pre-pubescent girls or those who skip lunch/dinner/every meal.
I have to stop before my blood pressure makes my ears pop off. Maybe I just need some lunch...