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Video: Jimmy Kimmel perfectly captures the absurdity of runway fashion

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This Jeremy Scott bag is offended.
  • Marc Bain
By Marc Bain

Fashion reporter

This article is more than 2 years old.

Fashion Week—which officially finishes in New York today—is a crazy proposition. Designers get about 10 minutes to show the world the creative vision they’ve labored over for months, and have to compete with hundreds of shows for attention in a crowded, noisy market. If they get a little carried away—accessorizing their models with horrifying false teeth or sending a man down the runway in quilted baby-blanket overalls—who can blame them?

Jimmy Kimmel can, that’s who. On his show last night, he took aim at fashion’s ability to be so weird that many people can’t distinguish between a real runway look and a ludicrous, photoshopped fake. Can you?

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