Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Snuggie Fashion Show

The blanket that walks down the runway with you.

New York's "Fashion Week" is the place where "Project Runway" finalists show off their designs. Also, some other things happen there. This year, the blanket with sleeves called The Snuggie had a runway show.

A blanket with sleeves had a runway show.

It is a blanket with sleeves.

Have you ever seen a snuggie? I have. I have used mine many times. I can tell you from my own experience that

it is a blanket with sleeves.

When I try to walk in it (and I am fairly tall, at 6'2 3/4") I have to pull up on it, so that I don't trip over it. It is awkward, especially when I am carrying my foie gras and port wine.

So how did they do a runway show with them?

The show on Tuesday was a gimmick, sure, but also a real effort to introduce new colors and styles that included animal prints, tie-dye, camouflage, a "luxury microplush" and — in a possible stroke of marketing genius — college logos.

Also shown were Snuggies for children and dogs.

I asked Poodle Bitch if she wanted a snuggie for dogs and she asked me what was the point? She can just use mine when she's laying on her bed, and she's seen the way I look when I walk around in mine and, honestly, she has a low threshold for shame. She went on to add that very often she has seen me using the snuggie in lieu of changing into "street" clothes. From there, apparently, it's just a short runway walk to going days without bathing, and getting out of bed only to use the bathroom.

So I guess I won't be getting any of this season's latest snuggie styles.

Not Poodle Bitch.

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