The writer (who rarely writes) Fran Leibowitz, has an opinion on virtually everything, if asked. Elle magazine’s Kathleen Hale queried her about her own style and that of others. The talk came around to specific people and she was asked about Dolly Parton‘s look:
“It’s great because she invented it for herself and she can wear it. It never caught on because you have to be Dolly.
The extreme, exaggerated femininity is, for most people, not so great a look. Except for drag queens, because that’s what drag queens do. I mean, I always thought it would be much wittier for drag queens to dress in this very drab way. You know, the yoga pants? Well, what if drag queens just really let themselves go, pretending not to try, like most women?
But there are no drag queens like that, because drag queens know how to wear clothes. Can you imagine if women tried as hard as drag queens? We’d be a much more attractive culture. I wouldn’t have to give out so many yoga pants citations.”
(Top photos, Kathleen Hale; via Elle)