Sometimes the best fashion journalism comes from the minds of those unfamiliar with the scene. In “Don’t Get Too Comfortable,” author David Rakoff — a writer with very little knowledge about the industry of women’s clothes — describes his account of attending the couture shows in Paris. It’s equal parts hilarious, thoughtful and refreshingly un-jaded, largely due to his detachment from the scene.
Joe Jonas is no David Rakoff. He is, however, covering Fashion Week for The Cut and it’s amazing. It’s mostly amazing because Joe Jonas seems like a most unlikely candidate for such reporting. He is approaching his assignments with vigor, enthusiasm and such a childlike wonder that I can’t help but find myself hooked.
An observation from his first dispatch:
Most people kept their coats on inside, which added an element of individuality to their outfits. Ironically, it was broiling hot inside all the shows I went to. Even the designers for Duckie Brown realized how hot it was inside as they emerged to take their bow. Everyone looked a little sweaty when they ran out after the show. The cold air was a relief.
He’s right! It is hot inside the shows. He also wants to try the shirt-around-the-waist trend per Richard Chai, which makes me like him even more.
Four for you Joe Jonas. You go, Joe Jonas.
Can’t wait until your next review. Bye!