Queer Eye for the Straight Shooter
Apparently the box office success of Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain has inspired fashion houses around the world to mix Western/cowboy elements into their upcoming styles.
According to UK's Telegraph, "All the major designer brands have included some element of Western dress in their collections for spring and summer, and if the current designer menswear shows for autumn and winter are any indication, it's going to continue into next season," says David Walker-Smith (in charge of Selfridges's menswear). Count in Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Paul Smith, Diesel and DSquared2.
Some of you can exhale and rejoice if you were worried about the bootcut getting gunslinged by buyers and designers who are apparently favoring slim, skinny jeans right now.
For me, regardless of what the fashion sheriffs have to say, I'll be wearing my bootcuts for a long time.
UPDATED (1/31/06): So the Oscar nominations are in. Brokeback Mountain takes the lead with 8 nominations, reports CNN's Todd Leopold. Viva la boot.