Monday, June 14, 2010

Dear Oscar De La Renta (& Saks)


oscar

While I recognize that your target market consists primarily of rich white women who make poor use of their wealth, I am still slightly scandalized by your description of this blouse as 'nude' in color. Perhaps you missed the important memo circulated in regards to this issue back in, oh, 1968? If so, I believe it is filed away in the permanent archives at both Band-Aid and Crayola. Check it.

Sincerely,
Fashionably Distracted Academic

(ps: can we collectively build a list of adjectives that describes the above color without perpetuating hoary notions about race? I'll start: 'Champagne')

3 comments:

Karen/Small Earth Vintage said...

It ain't just Oscar. Do an internet search for "nude shoes." It seems for some reason "nude" is more acceptable than "flesh" these days, though I'm not sure why. Oh, wait, I do know why: nude is sexier!

Jenny Lou Who said...

I love this part: "...your target market consists primarily of rich white women who make poor use of their wealth..." That made me literally LOL. That being said, I'm down with the color brigade. Sand. Antique. Bisque. Almond. Wheat. Actually, food is probably almost as good as a "sexy" word like nude. Take that, Oscar.

Rust Belt Threads said...

I'm late to the party, but I really REALLY hate the term nude for color. Besides the overly racist terminology, it's all sorts of creepy. I'm going to call that color "Crème brûlée" with all the fancy accents and everything because I really want some right now.