These pants are fashion. They have nothing to do with business suits. This idea that men only wear business suits and similar and nothing outlandish is 100% false. The purpose is fun. Something to talk about among ones friends. And, to do something different. Entertainers such as singers, comedians certainly would have worn to jazz up their show clothes.
Speaking of Hollywood and fun, and lightly pushing gender boundaries, below, at the far right is Jaden Smith, the son of actor Will Smith, in a new campaign for Vuitton that has created some buzz. I think he looks cute in his skirt.
My problem is with this photo:
As a native New Yorker, I'm a little uncomfortable because it reminds me of the way certain Orthodox Jewish men dress, with tzitzit (fringe, though not nearly as much) and tefillin (look at the hand, not the head).
I cannot believe it's accidental. These campaigns are engineered to get a rise out of people.
I'm reminded of Jean Paul Gaultier's 1990s collection, which clearly was inspired by Hasidic Jews:
But when does inspiration become empty appropriation? I don't know.
Edited by tailleuse, 07 January 2016 - 11:03 AM.