today’s haute couture wtf

When the neonatal intensive-care unit at Bellevue needed to be evacuated, this team of doctors, nurses, and administrators got to work. “After we had safely managed this gargantuan task of getting our patients out,” says Christopher McStay, M.D., the hospital’s chief of emergency services, “it was an emotional moment—people clapped and cheered.”

On Wen: Michael Kors cashmere sweater and shantung skirt. On Kloss: Marc Jacobs double-face wool top and skirt.

Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, Vogue
, February 2013

12 Comments!

  1. Claire
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 8:21 pm |

    WTF?!?

  2. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 8:57 pm |

    More o Claire’s WTF: WTF do the two whip antenna amazons have to do with a happy moment?
    I know, they were in the hospital getting their weekly anorexia treatment.
    OTOH, those two outfits on the amazons are actually attractive and wearable. Quel surprise!

  3. JackT
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 9:29 pm |

    Because kids make great props when one’s trying to distract.

  4. Posted January 17, 2013 at 10:07 pm |

    Well, the chick wearing the vertical stripes doesn’t need them. She’s already skinny. She should change outfits with that chubby chick next to her.

  5. mech
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 10:31 pm |

    Are they some sort of fashion umpires for the ward?

    Maybe the mystery heads in chicago from Italy were heading there to help comprehend the fashion industry. ..

  6. ZZMike
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 11:18 pm |

    Leibovitz is famous (at least in some circles) for her photo of the naked John and Yoko, way back when. Also for her photo of a young Miley Cyrus.

  7. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 6:59 am |

    Imagine showing up at a terrible emergency both wearing The Same Shooooz!!!!

    Teh Horror!!!

  8. Thunderbottom
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 7:27 am |

    #2; mech: Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Now all they need are Hermes scarves for penalty flags – *TWE-E-E-ET* “Five-yard penalty for wearing white between Labor and Memorial Day!”

  9. SteveHGraham
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 9:00 am |

    “Let’s see. You have fulfillment and purpose, and I have a 20-inch waist and a new Mercedes.”

  10. geezerette
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 9:19 am |

    Wow edgy.

  11. Thunderbottom
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 9:44 am |

    The horizontal stripes don’t work well, not even on the skinny chick.

  12. DougM (Progophobe)
    Posted January 18, 2013 at 10:23 am |

    Do these horizontal stripes make me look normal-weight?

    Do these horizontal stripes make me look convicted?

    Do these stripes make you epileptic?

    Do these vertical stripes make me look PhotoShopped?

    What? They’ve mistakenly swapped the tops? Oh, eww.