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October 4, 2013

Anxiety’s All the Fashion

Givenchy Paris Fashion Week Petroff

Hollywood, Madison Avenue, 7th Avenue. They’ve all gotten pretty good at co-opting the anxieties and calamities of the times to move their wares, haven’t they? The caption of the first photo reads:

Sept. 29, 2013. Illustration View of the runway during Givenchy show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2014, held at ‘la Halle Freyssinet’ in Paris.

Want to stir up some real anxiety right now? Mete out some real punishment to the luxury brands.

Capitol shooting

The second photo, taken on Thursday, shows a police car decimated while trying to stop a psychotic woman using her vehicle as a weapon around the Capitol. The engagement led to a brief lockdown of the area.

What do you make of this runway detail?

(photo 1: Bertrand Rindoff Petroff—Getty Images photo 2: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters caption: Rescue personnel stand around a smashed U.S. Capitol Police car following a shooting near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Oct. 3, 2013. The Capitol was briefly locked down on Thursday after gunshots were fired outside the building.Rescue personnel stand around a smashed U.S. Capitol Police car following a shooting near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Oct. 3, 2013. The Capitol was briefly locked down on Thursday after gunshots were fired outside the building.)

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