The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe
*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*
When someone shows up to an A-list fashion clusterfuck—in this case, the other night's CFDA Awards—dressed like a metrosexual maharajah on meth—in this case, *Vogue* editor-at-extra-large André Leon Talley—you should of course avoid having your picture taken with said person at all costs. For one thing, clownishness of costume on such a grand scale is highly contagious, and will more than likely rub off on anyone who touches it.
If, however, your own ensemble is already in questionable taste—in this case, Sean Combs' double-negative dinner clothes, and Naomi Campbell's insanely-sequined *I Dream of Genie* jumpsuit—you should avoid doing so *at all costs*.
If for no other reason than that we will find said photo and publish it with pejorative overtones, *quod erat demonstrandum* and all that.
- Jared Paul Stern