As if fashion week weren’t problematic enough, what with the parades of drastically thin models and shameful lack of racial diversity, now a plastic surgeon has set up a runway next to the tents at Lincoln Center to stage a show of his “designs,” AKA cosmetic surgery patients, AKA human beings. Yep, the show was called “Faces Of Beauty” and featured 50(!) of the doctor’s former patients strutting the catwalk while photos of their former noses, foreheads, and chins were displayed on monitors behind them. “There are lot of trends out there. One is the clothes you wear. Another is the face and body you wear,” says the surgeon, who I’m not going to name because I don’t want to add to his Google hits. “Just like Ralph Lauren introduces his new line, what I am introducing is aesthetically pleasing plastic surgery.” Just overlook the minor detail that Ralph Lauren’s fabrics of choice are cotton and silk, while this dude’s are cartilage and flesh.
The only redeeming part of this story is that the show was not in any way officially sponsored or approved by fashion week organizers, many of whom seemed pretty disgusted by the spectacle. “I don’t think it’s a very good example for young women to associate fashion with plastic surgery,” said Thom Browne‘s publicist, Jennie Engelhardt.
The doctor is hoping to add breasts to his showcase next season, since this season’s show focused on facial surgeries. In related news, I don’t want to live on this planet anymore.