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Tuesday, October 10, 2021

Leave it to the New York Times to invoke Moe, Larry, and Curly when describing a Fall fashion line. From this week’s T: Style Magazine, Alix Browne’s “Cross Currents: Fashion Does Furniture” (which doesn’t appear to be online):

In the classic Three Stooges escapade “Slippery Silks” (1936), the bungling boys start out as carpenters and wind up couturiers; their Madame de France “dress-er” is part chest of drawers, part frock. But their nyuk-nyuk reasoning that furniture design is no different from fashion design may have been prescient. Hussein Chalayan’s fall line, for example, included coats and dresses with tufting and nailheads like a chesterfield sofa’s, while the Bertram Armchair, designed by David Grocott for Anthropologie, is upholstered in a patchwork of vintage men’s coats.

Incidentally, “Slippery Silks” is noteworthy for being the very first Stooges short to feature one of what would become their signature cream-pie-in-the-face fights. So by extension, we can look forward to future culinary reviews citing the old poke-in-the-eye routine.

UPDATE: Looks like someone unleashed a Three Stooges meme upon the Times’ fashion desk. In the very same issue of T: Style, S.S. Fair conjures up the trio in her “Samurai Sipper” column when describing the scourge of wine lifestyle labels.

- Costa Tsiokos, Tue 10/10/2021 10:46:53 PM
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