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New York Times upchucks on L.A. fashion

May 28, 2008 |  3:24 pm

LiztaylorYes, the Rage is getting overly dramatic here and generalizing about the bias of an entire paper when just one blogger loathes our fashion. Here is precisely what reporter Elizabeth Spiridakis had to say on the NYT's The Moment blog: "The ‘L.A. Look’ needs to go away forever, please. If they banned fedoras, tacky sunglasses, blazers over T-shirts, leggings and Kitson, Los Angeles would become a nudist colony."

Apparently, Spiridakis doubles as a myopic seer and a blogger. Too bad she can't see beyond the tabloids and pins her appraisal of the city's sartorial aesthetic on a shot of Paris Hilton. Everyone knows that Kitson has become the "it" store for Midwestern tourists -- not natives -- and fedoras trump headbands (the New York equiv) for daring and dash. Tacky sunglasses? Right on. The Gray Lady might be more upbeat with a few blond highlights.

photo: from "The Driver's Seat," IMD Films.