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Parsons Dean Says Fashion Bloggers Can't Count, Wear 'Curtains'

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Simon Collins, the dean of the School of Fashion at Parsons, may be stepping down this year, but not before he shares some thoughts on fashion bloggers. In the latest installment of Opening Ceremony's "Simon Says" column, Collins make some distinctions between "Fashion Blogger (Actual)" and "Fashion Blogger (Who Are Sentient Bipeds)." The former, "know a bit about fashion, write about it, have a point of view, and have people actually read what they write," while the latter, "congregate around places where they think fashion is happening, then desperately posture and grimace in the hope of being photographed, usually by each other. They can sometimes count up to eight and they wear curtains for clothes." Burn.

But, Collins admits, the second career path is definitely the more lucrative one—those who choose the Valentino-Rockstuds-in-six-colors, photographer-boyfriend life can earn tons of money from "hapless corporations who are trying to 'reach millennials.'"
· Parsons School of Fashion Dean Announces Departure [Racked NY]
· Simon Says [Opening Ceremony]