Friday, February 29, 2008

What's The Difference?

Many will argue that Muslim women are muzzled beyond decency.
But after following the fashion shows in Paris this week, one has to wonder: are we better off in our so-called "Western civilizations?" What's the difference between Yemeni women (top photo) and Issey Miyake's or Comme des Garçonss couvre-chefs (bottom?)

"At least, the Yemeni girls get a view," remarked a friend. And the supposedly free western girls get no excuse for buying into such diminishing fashion. The fashionistas' comments on this week's shows? "Une joyeuse régression." Regression: yes. Joyful: no.
photos: Reuters - AFP - Reuters