Monday, November 06, 2006

the shoes make the man


(Parvarish, 1977)
I don't know if these qualify as full-on fugly, but they did make me pause the DVD, rewind, and giggle. It's conceivable that real peole did at one point in time wear shoes like this, although the last time I remember seeing similar footwear was in the Yellow Submarine movie. Based on the two movies I've seen him in, Vinod Khanna tends to rock the 1970s, and costume designers put him in clothes that are clearly of that era but do not tend to offend otherwise - sure, the pants are pretty tight and flared, and you can feel the polyester coming through the screen, but overall, the clothes are normal-ish. I can remember grown-ups in my hometown wearing not dissimilar things when I was young (hey, it's the small-town midwest, we're a bit behind the times). But what's weird about these shoes is that they veer towards the granny - as though they should be worn by the little old lady who owns Tweety Bird and thwaks Sylvester with a broom.

Also, this wig/beard getup is funny.


I won't bother to fug her clothes, because I think she's supposed to be in disguise as a hotel maid, but still. She's also wearing black sling-backs with white kneesocks. It's awful. The scene is like a Mel Brooks take on "Yeh Mera Dil" (although mysteriously released a year earlier).

4 comments:

jeet said...

how dare you???

i LOWE neetu singh...:(

Beth said...

Jeet, don't you worry. I have absolutely nothing against Neetu Singh - she was great here! - she just happens to be wearing something silly, through no fault of her own. It's usually really hard to find the names of the costume directors, unfortunatley, as they are clearly to blame.

t-HYPE said...

Um, yeah. That wig looks really hot! Like, "Gee my head is hot." Likewise, several yards of scrap polyester do not make a dress...

fashion said...

wonderful boots...i too have a same model josef seibel boots but the color is brown..anyway iam satisfied