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Barneys Jumps on the Homelessness Bandwagon

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Demonstrating once again that Zoolander contained many truths, Barneys has become the latest in a line of fashion entities lately to claim inspiration from homelessness. OMG Blog reports a display of "mannequins with sad clown faces dressed up as homeless people" on the co-op floor. Their take:

The scene is so accurate down to the last detail that I did a triple take before uncontrollably saying something out loud about how fucked up it is. We offend people every day here at !! omg blog !! but I think Barneys has us beat with this store display. Which part of "Taste. Luxury. Humor." is this?
This seems to be a dubious sort of mini trend: Erin Wasson, of course, famously told Nylon that "homeless people have the best style," and the Sartorialist ran a photo of a homeless man earlier this month.
· OMG, unbelievable: Homeless display at Barneys [OMG Blog]
· Erin Wasson: ‘Homeless People Have the Best Style’ [The Cut]
· Street Style [Racked]