A MOST UNFASHIONABLE WASHINGTON
The nation’s capital has long been criticized by fashionistas for stuffy suits and sensible shoes. But now comes a Global Language Monitor analysis revealing just how lousy Washington’s fashion image is, this based on press mentions from 375,000 print, online and social media news sources. Using specialized computer software, the Texas-based research group analyzed metadata on the trending public fashion presence among 56 of the world’s large cities. Not surprisingly, Paris ranked No. 1 and New York City No. 2. London was third, followed by Los Angeles, Rome, Milan, Barcelona, Berlin, Madrid and Tokyo.
But alas, poor Washington. Keep those sensible shoes handy. The city is ranked 53, only besting Abu Dhabi and Seoul.