As I once wrote on my previous blog, I live in a city where, in my opinion, most people prove either clueless or apathetic when it comes to style. The first point revolves around the popular notion that style equals acquiring as much Juicy Couture and designer handbags as possible. Not that owning either one of these items should cause shame, but they alone do not make create personal style. The latter relates to what I see daily: people wearing unflattering jeans and t-shirts, or, even worse, PJ's and slippers.
I saw the last one at the theater last night. That's right. I saw someone in pajama pants and slippers at what I considered a fancy production of Fiddler on the Roof at the most high-end theater in town. I felt bad enough watching the many jean-clad viewers stroll through the lobby. But ... I don't know. Seriously? Pajamas at the theater seem lazy and frankly, disrespectful to me. I do not expect ball gowns. However, it seems wrong to wear such casual attire. Not to mention, this person, and the other underdressed attendees, missed out on one of the best parts. How often do people get to dress up and look nice? I guess others do not experience the enjoyment I do.
I think about what I have learned about history, and how people used to dress up to go to the theater, or even the movies, because they considered them special. It breaks my heart these things do not seem valued anymore.
What do you think? Do you dress up when you go to the theater or movies? Or do you opt for casual (and perhaps overly-casual) choices, no matter what? Is all the glamour gone?
Finally, for your enjoyment, I found on You Tube from Fiddler on the Roof. I always loved the music and movie, so finally seeing it on stage felt quite special!