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Beyond Bruno: Hollywood v The Fashion Industry
David Bax , July 10th, 2009 12:31

As Sacha Baron Cohen's Bruno hits cinemas, our Man in LA, Battleship Pretension's David Bax, talks about Hollywood's numerous flirtations with the fashion industry and what these films say about Tinseltown



One of the main ways the fashion industry is like Hollywood is that each thinks it’s better than the other. When androgynous models march along a runway to nowhere in unwearable clothes, the whole scene thinks it’s experience high art. And when Robert Altman makes a smug, dismissive film about that same scene, he thinks he’s being profound.