THE fashion industry can be devastatingly pretentious sometimes. But then there are those times that the cold, frigid fashion world gains some heart. (Goodness,I sound like some Hallmark made-for-TV movie.)
The mentally disabled artists of Oakland, California's Creative Growth Art Center have depicted their own view of fashion, what they see in their eyes, by illustrating their favorite looks from the Fall07 collections. Paper Magazine showcased their works in the September issue, tranforming the runways of NY and Paris from an outsider's perspective. It's heartwarming to see how a thousand dollar Rodarte dress (rough estimate, I don't really know the price) can be interpreted into something so simple and good.