[UPDATE: Unfortunately you'll now have to take our word for things...apparently, the Powers That Be were less than thrilled that we poked a lil' (deserved) fun at DVF's extremely oddball behavior, and have removed the video.]
In this otherwise vanilla video of the Rodarte Fall 2010 pre-show & backstage, at about the 1:40 minute mark it suddenly gets interesting when DVF is asked about the impact on the design duo of winning the award for 2009 Womenswear Designer of the Year. The (we would hope) media-trained president of the CFDA answers by focusing most oddly on something apparently located around, above, and behind the interviewer's head?!
We were fondly reminded of the exploits of Duke, the Doonesbury character inspired by Hunter S. Thompson who was famed for his love of better living through chemistry, in particular, controlled substances. We're giving away a copy of this massive coffeetable book, LOUIS VUITTON: The Birth of Modern Luxury (it even comes in its very own LV-branded box!) for the most creative answer to the question: just what was Diane von Furstenberg watching in the video and why? Tweet us your answer to @Fashiontribes! We'll be updating this post to include the most fun answers...and may the most Gonzo-worthy tweet win.
When we first saw the video, here are some of the possibilities that were bandied about at Fashiontribes HQ:
A: hippos en pointe
B: renegade bats
D: your theory (as tweeted to @Fashiontribes)
@murphykatt: "clearly, Pink was descending from the rafters in a Grammys redux"
@SomMetroMan: "DvF caption: 'I don't know who you are and why I am talking to you, there must be someone more important I could be seen with'"
@jbafaith: "I think DVF saw gnats around her fur hat giving her ideas for next seasons clothing line! So if we see wispy & black...."
Josh H (via email because he refuses to join the Twitterverse): "Here are my theories - She was: smoking banana peels OR sensing a storm coming OR being visited by the ghost of Helmut Von Moltke (who is visible only to her, whom she dated in high school and is constantly harassing her because he wants his Van Halen t-shirt back)."
...and because the video was taken down by a corporate cabal of Anti-Gonzo'ites on 2/22/10, the contest is now over. Congrats Josh H, you're our winner!
- Lesley Scott
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