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fashion victim

A person who places too much value on popular trends and styles. It's one thing to have good taste in clothing, but it's another to be a fashion victim who always needs to be seen wearing popular brand names.
See also: fashion, victim
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Rarely do my interests in art history and popular culture converge when I write a book review, but in the midst of reading Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell's Fashion Victims: Dress at the Court of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, I kept thinking about Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge.
Indeed, as played to irksome perfection by Selge ("Das Experiment"), Wolfgang is frequently so despicable--he decimates his son's college fund on the sly, calls Erika a "stupid cow" when he thinks she can't hear, insults his own customers' looks when they start buying Steven's skintight wares--that some of "Fashion Victims" is almost too cruel to be funny.
They look good on skinny fashion victims, the rest of us look like there is something wrong with our feet.
FASHION victims can take steps to give their bunions a break by entering a competition where the prize will leave them walking on air.
FASHION victims are queueing up to get the latest must-have bag - at a mere pounds 759.
Ditto Sherman's impersonations and parodies of fashion victims, matrons, and other idiosyncratic types.
THE problem with What not to Wear is not Tranny - sorry - Trinny and Susannah being such utter cows to the poor fashion victims (BBC3, Wed).
The revolutionary British system would let fashion victims know if they looked like a stuffed turkey or a scarecrow.
Company editor Sam Baker said: "Cat Deeley knocking Posh off the top slot to win this Style Icon award shows that young British women aren't interested in being fashion victims. Cat has a stylish, classic look that mixes designer and high street - she knows what suits her and pretty much sticks with that.
But Company editor Sam Baker said women were no longer interested in being 'fashion victims' as she praised the elegance of Cat Deeley.
HOT on the heels of her bandmate Jenny Frost's telly success making-under willing fashion victims in Snog, Marry, Avoid, Liz McClarnon is getting her own small screen starring role.
But try telling that to the many fashion victims in the audience bouncing along to their pop-punk merriment.
But no, still pining for their floor-trailing skirts and jangly necklaces, a sizeable group of misguided fashion victims fell prey to the winter boho look aka the Russian doll.
MINI-DRIVING fashion victims can now buy designer luggage to match their car.