Joe's design was a every bad cliche of the working girl. I mean it's just the pocket square, the pinstripes, the poorly-tailored jacket, the wrap blouse that a bad newscaster in Idaho wore in 1986. The skirt was at a bad length -- I mean he literally made her look 55 and she stepped out of a time capsule. It was just really the wrong choices. She's a nice-looking girl, so what was he thinking? And part of that, I think, also maybe comes from not realizing that the rules have so changed for women who work today, and it's about being current and being up to date and knowing what's going on. With this it shows he's really not plugged into modern life.
"I never would have imagined that young people would have such old-fashioned ideas."
Although not exactly couture, Anthropologie is a popular chain retailer frequented by young people. To me, the store looks like a combination of fun things in your grandmother's attic aired out and altered with a few embellishments added ... displayed in a store that resembles an 8 year old's tea party ... but all grown up and refuses proper high noon tea service because the fantasy tea party is just more fun. After all, some of our friends would be excluded from proper high noon tea ... like nymphs, centaurs, and our tattooed poet friend who's earnings from bar tending pays his rent ... and text messaging service.
So the popularity of this resurgence of old-fashioned ideas doesn't seem too surprising ... at least ... not for me.