The location of this stunning fashion display is a grass-covered alluvial fan across the valley
from massive Notch Peak in west-central Utah. The man, whose identity will not be revealed to
protect the innocent, is modeling contemporary sleepwear and campwear early in the morning.
From top to bottom, the elements are: a dull-colored knit cap carefully crafted from a bland blend
of wool and acrylic fibers; a fleece vest of teal polyester from the L. L. Bean collection;
under the vest is a zippered turtleneck shirt in red polyester (an early type from the House
of Patagonia). Creating a bold contrast are black polyester long johns, designed by the artists
at Duofold. Rounding out the ensemble are well-worn black sneakers from the Grunge Collection
by Footwear de Rockporte, and generic white cotton socks provided by J. C. Penney.
The presence of headphones establishes a modern-day context; they are connected to a concealed
MP3 player, something essential to any fashion statement. The dark thing in the model's right
hand is a wad of S&H Green Stamps with which the model was bribed to facilitate this performance.
Joe Tripod, my photographic assistant, suppressed a laugh in order to record this event.