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Aaron Allen needs a lesson in fashion


I have to take issue with Aaron Allen’s faux fashion comparison “‘Aeon Flux,’ by Calvin Klein,” Dec. 6.

First of all, “Aeon Flux” is not a runway movie-if it were, it would by no means be the world’s first runway movie, nor is it even America’s first runway movie (“Gia”).

“Aeon Flux” isn’t even the first fashionable/stylistic take on the future (“Gattaca”).

Second of all, characterizing “Aeon Flux” as Calvin Klein-esque could not be further than the actual style of this movie. Anyone with an ounce of fashion sense would know that Beatrix Pasztor drew inspiration for the costumes from such fashion-forward designers as John Galliano and Alexander McQueen.

Allen is going to have to learn his fashion and movies before making comparisons between the two.

I’ll give Allen his first lesson: European runway models don’t strut with “joy,” Brazilian models do. The author doesn’t even speak to the fact that the set design, makeup and costumes were specifically chosen to represent the original Aeon Flux cartoon, but that really isn’t important for a movie based on an anime, now is it?

On a final note, the “Revlon faade” Allen speaks about was actually MAC.

Marc K. Stillman

Junior, Political Science

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