Saturday, August 1, 2009

HOPE for America’s Fashion Designers

Did you see the New York Post “hit piece” on Anna Wintour?

anna's idea-button copy

Anna was attending the Council of Fashion Designers of America town hall meeting (town halls are so “in”) when La’ Donna (Donna Karan) and “L” (Elie Tahari) voiced concerns about the sustainability of the American fashion industry due to falling profits resulting from steep retail markdowns (sales, for those of you in fly-over).

So BFF Anna asks the perfectly reasonable question:

"Could someone lead a committee that would make ground rules for retailers when the discounting starts, and then all the retailers can agree to it?"
When CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg pointed out, "That's illegal," Wintour said: "Is that something we can change? We have friends in the White House now."

Then, from outer space, comes this vicious attack from  tax-lawyer-cum-fashion-disaster-shyster, Vano "The Vain":

"That may be OK over there(Europe)," says Vano Haroutunian, a New York lawyer focused on the apparel industry. "But here, it sounds like collusion."

Anna, babe, you just run with it. Don’t let all that “anti-trust” stuff worry you. We have friends in the White House now,remember? They can’t touch us.

As for you, Vano, and your puppet master at FOX, let me pass on some advice from POTUS: “Don’t bet against us”

Oh yeah, and Vano – there is no “H-O-P-E” in “collusion”

In a statement just released statement from our newly appointed Fashion Czar, MOTUS (that’s me):

“Transforming America’s Fashion System to create or save fashion-forward attire and accessories is a priority of this administration. 
For too long now, America’s fashion designers have been held hostage to the greedy interests of parasitic corporate retailers.
The Obama administration does not stand with them.”