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EXCURSIONS IN LATERAL THINKING FROM

AMHERST, MASSACHUSETTS AND THE PIONEER VALLEY








Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Montreal Fashion Oddities

 


A newly arrived visitor to Montreal, a.k.a. “the Paris of North America,” instantly encounters a fashion-driven integument that venerates external appearances. Shop windows and signage, thriving cosmetics retailers, and stylish homo sapiens on the street—all announce that looks and style are more than skin deep.


An exemplar of high-style eyewear, the optician below enjoys extraordinary “location.” He is right off the gift shop in Montreal’s world-class Museum of Fine Arts. In that building, there are frames around paintings and frames (for sale) around lenses.




And for the subterranean fancier, here’s an image captured in the Montreal Metro. It underscores the maxim that less is more while attesting to the power of contrast via that jet black, utilitarian handbag. (Expand the photo to view the tryst of clothes and skin.)