I was yelling at the TV set the other day. “That looks hideous! Who would ever wear something like that?” Everything on the screen … the dresses, purses, jackets, even the dishes and patio sets… had that ugly 70′s-like zigzag design. The zigzags made me light-headed. It was so bad my eyes wanted to throw-up. It was so bad I thought it was one of those Saturday Night Live spoofs.
I’ve never pretended to be a fashion guru. After all, I’ve worn your basic suit and tie everyday for the past 30 years. How boring. But I really thought I nailed this one and sounded like an expert when I screamed at the TV. Turns out it wasn’t an SNL spoof. It was a Target commercial, advertising the fashions of Missoni, a high-end Italian designer.
I learned all this while watching Good Morning America this morning. GMA aired a piece about a shopping frenzy at Target stores when the chain started selling the zigzags Tuesday. You would have thought it was the Oklahoma Land Run or California Gold Rush the way shoppers were running and screaming to get their hands on the zigzag stuff. The New York Times even ran a story on how the zigzag frenzy crashed Target’s website.
Hey, they even have those zigzags for men. The zigzag beanie was sold out online, so maybe I’ll try the zigzag tie. How do you think that’ll look in HD? It will go great with one of my 1970′s leisure suits.