Outrageousness is the norm on the runway. The more interesting question is, what would you think if you saw someone actually walking down the street in these recent fashion show outfits?
Here are my reactions (I'll try to be as honest as possible):
"I wonder how much she charges."
"Those look like the tassels that strippers sometimes wear....Hey, wait a sec! Hmm, if I tell her she's showing, would she consider that rude?"
"Wow....I guess Lady Liberty decided to exchange those frumpy green robes for a racier leopard skin print -- and tart up her decolletage while she was at it. Oh well, gotta change with the times."
"That must be how Amish people dress up when it's time to party."
"Evoking Muammar Kaddafi, circa 1983."
"That kind of talk sure doesn't go with that face. The real reason he looks so glum is probably because he knows how ashamed his parents will be when they find out he only got an A- on his biochem final."
"Okay, you've really convinced me -- women should be allowed in combat roles!"
"Must be the Bellevue Hospital ladies' swim team....I wonder how good they are."
"Uh-oh -- an escaped convict. And he's looking right at me!"
"Hmm, are they shooting a zombie movie around here? She must be getting into character."
"I guess the sneakers are in case you didn't get the message from the dress and hairdo that she's deliberately trying to make herself unattractive. Okay, I get it, you're a lesbian, don't worry, I won't be too friendly."
"Ninety-nine percent of gay guys would reject that outfit as 'too gay'."
"Phew....at least this one's not out to mug me....Geez, look at this guy -- I oughta mug him."
"There's something vaguely pimp-like about that outfit....but it's too elegant. Maybe he runs a string of boys -- including the two above."