‘Mad Fashion' takes clothing
to crazy extremes
subjects of Bravo reality series tend
to be gargoyles: vile real housewives,
greedy real estate people, ill-tempered
chefs and airhead designers. So it's refreshing
to meet Chris March's fashion team on
"Mad Fashion" (Tuesday, 9:30
This crew of wig experts, seamsters, master
builders and sundry assistants have a
good time working on their extreme specialty
outfits. They make witty comments, toss
out arch movie references, tease one another
and laugh easily. You too will laugh —
or gasp — at the wild designs, such as
dresses made out of shoes or sandpaper.
Half-seriously and half-ironically, March
worships Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks
as a deity. He writes her name inside
each of his designs for good luck. "She
blesses everything we make," he says.
I was going to thank God for this delightful
reality series, but I guess the credit
goes to Nicks.
‘Curb Your Enthusiasm'
Sunday, 9 p.m. (HBO)
Larry David's sitcom about his own life
as a calculating Los Angeles TV writer
is as brilliant as ever in its eighth
season. David is the Mozart of deviousness,
capable of seemingly endless variations.
You might have read that Larry's character
will head from Los Angeles to New York
during the season. The plot twist comes
in this week's episode, and I guess I
shouldn't tell you how it comes about.
I'll only say that it's the result of
sneakiness, lying and cowardice over an
incredibly trivial matter.
But you probably already figured that