If you find scary movies unnerving, brace yourself for the new designer purses they’ve (obviously) inspired
By Dale Hrabi
As various blogs have documented, high fashion has been working its malnourished butt off lately to make handbags as ugly as possible. While we’re concerned about these purses’ self-esteem—how would you feel if your face were obscured with gratuitous zippers, vomitous fringe, leprous appliqués, and macabre pom-poms?—the real question is: What’s behind this trend?
At first we were puzzled. Then, while screening the latest Texas Chainsaw Massacre, we casually noted Leatherface’s resemblance to a certain Fendi satchel and a light went off: Have designers, desperate for shock value, been turning to horror movie villains for inspiration? Further investigation bears out this troubling theory.