December 21, 2010

Fashion of the (War) Times … or: Don't Get me STARTed

Maybe the Russians are taking the impending passage of START just a little too far. Or, maybe this is simply the logical extension of endless war and the media’s seemingly incurable tendency to aestheticize it.  Whatever the explanation, the prominent Russian news site RIA NOVOSTI offers up a slideshow that might reek of camp, but is actually a legit fashion show of new Russian military uniforms.  If the photo gives me a Village People meets Nurse Ratched meets the Cottontail Ranch vibe, at least it’s nice to see that much red in a quasi-political, post-“shellack” news photo without John Boehner of Mitch McConnell prancing around in it.

Slideshow: New Russian military uniform fashion show

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